Alameda’s Trish Herrera Spencer was the self-proclaimed “people’s mayor,” but voters dismissed her from office two years ago after just one term. Perhaps, this fall Spencer is hoping to rebrand herself as the “people’s councilmember”? Spencer pulled papers earlier this… Read More ›
Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan
By now, Rep. Eric Swalwell’s image on any cable news network over the past three years has greatly raised his profile in a mostly positive manner. But there is a flip-side to his ubiquity in the public eye. Six candidates… Read More ›
Last fall, San Leandro Councilmember Deborah Cox sailed to re-election. The result was expected in a race that again displayed the power of the incumbency. But some believed Cox had another notable advantage during last year’s election cycle after being… Read More ›
For months Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty looked and sounded a little less rambunctious than normal. Last May, he surprised many by announcing he would step down next year as District 1 county supervisor. But a flyer promoting his annual… Read More ›
State Sen. Bob Wieckowksi’s campaign for Congress is over before it even started after he announced his exit on Friday from the race for Rep. Eric Swalwell’s seat in the 15th Congressional District. Wieckowski told The Mercury News, “After much… Read More ›
Rep. Eric Swalwell’s ambitions have always run high beginning with his upset of Pete Stark six years ago. With Swalwell’s presidential aspirations building for months, even years, he told the Washington Post Friday that he will not seek re-election to his… Read More ›
Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s move to Union City last year and profligate spending for a re-election campaign that faced token opposition raised questions last fall for many in the district who suspected the long-time official was signaling an end to… Read More ›
Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday is a winner again. She continued a personal electoral winning streak Tuesday night spanning more than a decade, by registering a resounding re-election victory over Councilmember Mark Salinas. Halliday’s second term as mayor will include Councilmember… Read More ›
Pamela Price ran a spirited campaign for Alameda County DA that ended less than two months ago. She is the 14th candidate to file papers to challenge Libby Schaaf.
#BBQ Becky. Oakland Parks & Rec Commission. Up next: Oakland City Council?
Campaign filings this week show that Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan opened a committee to begin fundraising for a run at Oakland mayor. Two weeks later she dropped out. What happened?