Alameda County Supervisor District 1 This race has already been the East Bay’s most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly equal east county and Fremont district. Amazingly,… Read More ›
Jovanka Beckles may be showing her cards.
#14 Rob Bonta should run for Alameda County District Attorney in 2022.
War! in San Leandro; Desley; Alameda is weird; Buffy Bunch; Interview with Union City Council candidate Jaime Patiño
The election season is nearing thr end. It’s put up or shut up time for campaigns. If you have mud to sling, sling it now, and races in cities all over the East Bay are getting ugly just in the… Read More ›
Bernie Sanders did not endorse Jovanka Beckles at Saturday’s rally in Berkeley.
STEVE TAVARES IS ANGRY: Ep 18–Chronicle’s incorrect assembly takes; Interview with San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter
The lack of campaign coverage from the Bay Area’s corporate media has been especially sparse this election season. But even when they bother, like two recent articles on two East Bay assembly races, they get it wrong. I act as… Read More ›
AD15: Labor IE is using classic sitcom theme songs to mock Buffy Wicks’ ties to wealthy special interests
An Independent Expenditure Committee (IE) backed by labor unions is using the power of Cindy Brady and Mr. Furley against 15th Assembly District candidate Buffy Wicks. A pair of short animated videos aim to link Wicks to billionaires who are… Read More ›
When 15th Assembly District candidate Jovanka Beckles was asked at a forum two weeks ago to name her political heroes, she heaped praise on former Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Barbara Lee. The latter may have… Read More ›
ELECTIONLINE: Women in Oakland’s District 6 form voting bloc to defeat Desley Brooks; Special interests give $282,500 to Wicks-supported IE
OAKLAND DISTRICT 6 BATTLE LINES SHAPE UP During an endorsement meeting at the East Bay Express two weeks ago, the four challengers seeking to end Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks’ long reign in District 6 hinted a strategy for using the… Read More ›
Later, Buffy Wicks gave President Barack Obama hearty praise. “I love me some Barack Obama.”
Richmond councilmember Vinay Pimplé interrupted the event and reiterated allegations he has made in recent weeks that Beckles once mocked his disability.
Site aims to link Buffy Wicks with her donors who hold moderate or conservative histories.
The East Bay’s largest progressive group is backing a number of candidates running insurgent campaign against Oakland incumbents for the mayor’s race and two council matchups. The Wellstone Renewal Club is apparently not immune from the current zeitgeist surrounding far… Read More ›
ELECTIONLINE: Pamela Price vs Alameda Dems Central Committee; San Leandro’s ‘Fresh, Clean Slate’; endorsements
ALAMEDA COUNTY DEMS Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price lashed out last spring at what she perceived was a lack of transparency at the Alameda County District Attorney office, and will likely do the same during her fall run for… Read More ›
ELECTIONLINE: Polling in AD15; union’s love affair with Abel Guillen is over; Alameda candidate’s past conviction; healthcare district coup
15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT While Buffy Wicks’ assembly campaign, as far as we know, has not yet poll-tested whether its staff should order Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese for dinner, there are indications the poll-obsessed, and well-funded campaign is again compiling data… Read More ›
Premiere Week continues with the realization that Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks insists that reporters meet her at Eastmont Mall and jumped into her aging Lexus for interviews. Plus, in The Breakdown, Steve looks at the 15th Assembly District race and… Read More ›
44 weighs in on AD15
State and federal Democratic heavyweights do not weigh in on the race between Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles
Neither Beckles or Wicks received much support last January at the state Democratic Party pre-endorsement caucus
Keimach received a $900,000 severance package in Alameda last May.
Cannabis interests upset with San Leandro Mayor Cutter may have a Plan B candidate
ELECTIONLINE: Cassidy watch in San Leandro; Beckles endorsement; AD18 candidate wants to shrink Alameda Fire
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL D1 For the better part of the last year, San Leandro political parlor talk has been constantly included speculation over whether San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy is interested in running for office this November. Any office,… Read More ›
Jovanka Beckles is angling to be the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the East Bay, but Rep. Ro Khanna is apparently not ready to make a choice in AD15
‘There’s no strings attached to my candidacy’: Jovanka Beckles is already attempting to contrast her campaign with the well-funded Buffy Wicks campaign.
Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles completed her electoral comeback Thursday by securing the second spot in the 15th Assembly District fall election. With Alameda County concluding its vote count Wednesday night, Beckles appears to have an insurmountable 295-vote lead over Oakland… Read More ›
The fall AD15 race with presumptive front runner Buffy Wicks is already stoking the growing schism between mainline Dems and Berniecrats.
Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb’s slim lead over Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles for the second spot in the 15th Assembly District’s fall election increased to 304 votes. The Alameda County and Contra Costa County Registrar’s offices updated their Election Night results… Read More ›
This June Primary proved that sometimes you can win for losing and lose for winning.
Buffy Wicks, the former acolyte of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, won her first stab at electoral politics Tuesday night by winning the June primary in the 15th Assembly District. Wicks, who burst onto the local scene last… Read More ›
AD15’s Jovanka Beckles complains about Facebook’s new ad-buying rules undercutting her grassroots campaign.