Swalwell names presidential campaign senior staff

Eric Swalwell filled out his presidential campaign senior leadership team this week as the all-important Democratic Party debate season begins in late June. During Swalwell's campaign kickoff rally in Dublin last month, he announced Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego would serve as campaign chair. The campaign announced East Bay political consultant Lisa Tucker will serve as … Continue reading Swalwell names presidential campaign senior staff

Khanna on Sanders for President

Bernie Sanders is always an underdog because he is fighting against large special interests who don’t want to see his agenda succeed.—Rep. Ro Khanna on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he's again running for president.

Barbara Lee endorses Kamala Harris for president; progressive heads explode

Early reaction among Lee's progressive base for endorsing the centrist Democrat is not positive.

If Swalwell runs for president, who might replace him in Congress?

The list is long with potential candidates already jockeying for early position.

Double-booked: East Bay Dems caught between attending Harris rally or voting in delegate elections

Kamala Harris's campaign for president decided to make its big announcement last Monday and hope the news has legs nearly a week later at this Sunday's rally in Oakland. The roll out does not make especially good use of the momentum Harris's campaign appears to have gained earlier this week. The campaign quickly raised $1.5 … Continue reading Double-booked: East Bay Dems caught between attending Harris rally or voting in delegate elections

Harris for president

I'm running for president. Let's do this together.— U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, announcing her run for president in a tweet early Monday morning.

Swalwell struggles in expansive presidential straw poll

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, Rep. Eric Swalwell hinted his strategy for winning the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020 might rely on the enthusiasm of young voters. However, an informal straw poll this week released by the progressive group, Move On, issued the East Bay representative some sobering early news. In a lengthy … Continue reading Swalwell struggles in expansive presidential straw poll

Cher pitches Eric Swalwell as possible running mate for Joe Biden

Cher, the actress and singer once known to prefer dating younger men, believes 38-year-old East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell would make for a good running mate for Joe Biden, that is, if the former vice president decides to run for the Democratic Party nomination in 2020. California Sen. Kamala Harris, 54, would also qualify as … Continue reading Cher pitches Eric Swalwell as possible running mate for Joe Biden

Swalwell’s ambitions will leave CA15 voters underserved, says opponent

Says challenger: "I think what people in the district care about is, are you committed to representing me for the next two years?"