Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Corbett Says Khanna Not Angling For Run Against Her, Swalwell in 2014

CONGRESS | State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett has been making her rounds ever since Rep. Eric Swalwell was elected to Congress this past fall gathering support for her 2014 run against the new incumbent but also expressing some confidence that Ro Khanna, the other potential candidate and former aid to President Obama, will not run against Swalwell and Corbett in 2014.

Corbett told The Citizen that if Khanna runs, it would “just not work out well for him,” because the votes that would split between her and Swalwell. “I just don’t think he will be running,” said Corbett with confidence. In December, The Citizen reported Khanna and Corbett had a meeting a few weeks ago to discuss the 2014 run. Khanna told The Citizen then that the plan being offered to him would be to have Corbett run against Swalwell while Khanna could take on Rep. Mike Honda.

Corbett was questioned about this information that Khanna leaked to The Citizen but Corbett would not confirm this meeting happened or comment further other than a secretive, “Ro has been going around saying things,” and “I’m not the person to really talk about that.”

The state legislator believes the Alameda County Democratic Party will back her run in 2014 against Swalwell stating that the support she’s receiving is looking good for her. Swalwell pulled much of his support from new district boundaries that includes Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore, but Corbett is confident of the Tri Valley backing her, too. “It looks good over there,” she said.

Corbett says that her move to Congress is the next “logical step,” because of her experience in government. “I’ve been through all the ups and downs of the district and I have great support. It’s nothing personnel about Eric but I’ve been doing public service all my life.”

Swalwell has witnessed some support in Congress recently when Steny Hoyer, an Ellen Tauscher ally and Swalwell’s biggest supporter, appointed him as assistant whip. Further, Swalwell made it onto the Homeland Security Committee and the Space, Technology and Science Committee. But he’s still vulnerable considering this is his first term in Congress.

Swalwell has grave inexperience in public service and he will have to demonstrate an aptitude to getting work done in federal office or his shot at re-election will only become tougher. If Swalwell makes it past this term unscathed enough then he will be looking at a greater safe haven in his Congressional seat more than he does now.


  1. "Corbett says that her move to Congress is the next “logical step,” because of her experience in government. “I’ve been through all the ups and downs of the district and I have great support. It’s nothing personnel about Eric but I’ve been doing public service all my life.”

    -next "logical step" (Whose logic?)

    -"I've been doing public service ALL MY LIFE"
    (is that a positive for our representative?)

    Does this mean we'd be inviting again into office the chosen candidate of those who have had a lock on the system for the past 30 years. The same inside group that gave us all those notable stars who exited (were sent packing) in the past 12 months.

    Not so fast with the anointing of the challenger.
    How about the former Pleasanton mayor. Have they removed themselves from consideration? Or other citizens, EVEN perhaps someone who isn't a veteran of public service. You know, like when Pete Stark ran without having previously been elected.

    I don't think it is especially "logical" for the voters to have only experienced politicians to choose from.

  2. Corbett cut a deal with Khanna to keep him out of her race.

    And Khanna doesn't realize it, but he's been making more enemies than friends lately, walking around as if the world owes him something.

  3. Anonymous 11:05.
    You underestimate Khanna. His enemies can probably be counted on a few fingers. From what I hear his enemies are generally those that feel he needs to kiss their rear and he ignores them. He is kind of an interesting fellow and I am still trying to figure him out. The media seems to love him for some reason considering that two political reporters both think that he has what it takes. I would trust them more than some one posting on a blog anonymously and taking digs at Khanna.

  4. Corbett has moved on alright and abandoned SL hospital after doing nothing.

  5. Talk about a female political whore!

    What a SUPEREGO!!

    Sounds like shade of 'Supervisor' Hayashi to me. Even Ellen is entitled to her fantasy.

  6. Eric worked for the People of Alameda County as a DA upon his graduation from law school until resigning his position to take office in Congress. That's public service too and for the same percentage of Eric's adult life as Ellen's service (if not longer).

  7. Interesting. As a so-called public servant, was one of Eric's jobs as deputy DA to put poor blacks and latinos in jail at the urging of rich constituents in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and San Ramon? Yes, then he is better than Ellen Corbett.

  8. 2:42, Perhaps Senator Corbett, or one of her supporters (such as yourself) could review all of Swalwell's prosecutions and pick out those defendents that they wish hadn't been sent to jail.

    I did not know that residents of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and San Ramon were urging Eric to single out blacks and Latinos.

    Perhaps Ellen Corbett will expand on your findings and produce a report where she questions his prosecutions.

    Any particular type of crime that you felt Swalwell shouldn't have prosecuted?
    Perhaps auto theft, home invasion, assault, ?
    Let us know what you find.

  9. Does it matter what they did? All that matters to the affluent is whether Swalwell put non-whites in jail. On the other hand, us unclean people in the west side, know who butters Eric's bread or maybe his tortilla.

  10. ...right into the has beens of Alameda County!

  11. Not suprised Corbett wheeling and dealing. Making deals is the only thing shes's ever been good at. Did nothing as SL mayor and doing nothing now.

  12. By MW:

    Let's also include Nadia Lockyer in the group of people we should seriously consider backing in the 2014 election for the seat in Congress presently occupied by Eric Swalwell.

    After all, Nadia also already has a long history of public service, so it would seem to me that serving in the US Congress would be the next logical step for her. And perhaps such bigshots as Bill Lockyer, Willie Brown, and Jerry Brown, etc, would be willing to endorse her again as the best candidate for the position, and just as they did when she ran for Alameda County Supervisor.

  13. Corbett is a whore plain and simple. This Irish lush won't be going to Congress because she is finished in politics. There aren't enough losers in Hayward to swing the election in her favor. Too bad buttercup. Go find a real job you good for nothing free loading wench.