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Friday, October 25, 2013

Swalwell's Re-Election Bid To Conjure The Ghost Of Pete Stark

PHOTO/Shane Bond ILLUSTRATION/Steven Tavares
CONGRESS//15TH DISTRICT | In 2012, Eric Swalwell had everything go right for him. A lengthy list of East Bay Democrats put off challenging 40-year incumbent Pete Stark last year, state redistricting soften up the then 13th Congressional District into a slightly lighter shade of blue and his opponent virtually imploded without explanation. The rise of Swalwell came about through an inexplicable perfect storm. So, how does the young moderate Democrat replicate the fortunate events of 2012? He can’t. However, earlier indications suggest Swalwell will run for re-election next year on a platform that conjures the ghost of Stark, primarily labeling his Democratic opponent, State Sen. Ellen Corbett, as a vote for the past.

In an email last week to supporters, Swalwell highlighted the $2,000 contribution from Stark’s former re-election committee to Corbett’s campaign to create a link between the two long-time progressives. "Last week, Pete Stark donated thousands of dollars to my Primary Election opponent, in the hopes that she will serve his 21st term in Congress and the East Bay will once again have a representative just like him," the solicitation for campaign contributions said. "Let's show Pete Stark that his days of dictating East Bay politics are over." Later in the email, Swalwell boiled down his 2014 campaign playbook to a single sentence. "Pete Stark's hand-picked successor is a step backwards we can't afford." A few days later, Swalwell’s campaign Twitter account featured a photo of him chatting with a constituent, along with the caption, "Giving voters a choice: keep moving forward or back to tired, same old ways."There is a problem, tough. Corbett is not Stark, by any means. She is widely known as courteous, approachable and accomplished. Most importantly, she has never been prone to the “diarrhea of the mouth” moments that riddled Stark, not just in last year’s election, but for the last 20 years.

Despite his youthful choir boy persona, Swalwell is actually a very aggressive campaigner—downright dirty, at times. A year ago, he got away with labeling the 80-year-old Stark as “out of touch” and slow-minded. Deploying such hateful ageism was very risky, but Stark’s behavior may have squandered any sympathy. Apparently, he will try sexism this time around. A lone female candidate is always problematic for a male opponent and implying, like he did in his tweet this week, a middle-aged woman is "tired" is asking for trouble. Will women voters pick up on Swalwell’s sly sexism? Likely. But, he won’t be actually running against Corbett as much as trying to talk up Stark and the baggage he still carries, since what are the alternatives?

Swalwell is a freshman member of congress who through one year in office has accomplished zero. A PowerPoint he employs at town hall meetings is cringe-worthy in its struggles to show any achievement other than representing youthful potential at some point in time. In all fairness, it is expected. He is one of 535 members and one without any seniority or precise ideological bent. Running on experience is, of course, foolhardy. Not only does Corbett have a long resume of legislation in Sacramento, she also beats him on a personal and private level, which also makes the sexism gambit a perilous move. As a single mother who juggled raising a son with, first, serving as mayor of San Leandro and later with terms in both houses of the State Legislature, Corbett’s private life is overflowing with positive cues not only to women voters, but males, too.

The “do you really want to change horses in midstream?” plan and "Back to the Future" gambit is Swalwell’s only good moves, but also telling ones. It suggests his campaign again sees trouble in the district’s more progressive areas around Hayward. Why? How can you raise the ghost of Stark with any success in Hayward? It's an area Swalwell was not competitive last time around. However, the key for Swalwell is again in the more moderate Tri Valley. During the recent government shutdown, Swalwell was forceful in opposition to the Tea Party, a small, but very vocal group in the district, that raised hell in opposition to Stark over the past three years. Will they flee from Swalwell next year? It might not matter, at least, in the June primary since there does not appear to be a Republican candidate like Chris Pareja for that conservative bloc to go. In the meantime, the strategy to repeatedly link Corbett to Stark comes into play, especially with low-information voters who only recall their distaste for Stark only one year ago.

As a House incumbent, Swalwell should not be beatable. However, his luck could be starting to run out because the only person in the entire East Bay who could possible make him a one-term congressman is Corbett. After only two years on the sleepy Dublin City Council, Swalwell sits in D.C. It didn’t happen without him selling his soul. Time will tell which apparition comes back to haunt him first: Stark or the Devil calling in his chits.

150 comments:

  1. No cigar. I have not read one salient point as to why I shouldn't re-elect the congressman. All I ever read on this site is name calling, innuendo, insult after insult, and other meaningless diatribe. My take on it is this: those who don't want him still can't believe he slew the dragon; he wasn't backed by the party machinery or big labor; he cut in line of whose turn it was, so to speak. None of that resonates with me.

    He is yet another Democrat who does the job. No difference in what gets done in Washington, D.C. no matter which Democrat represents the 15th. You people really need to let go of this poisonous hate and ask yourself 'How can I help Eric?' If indeed he needs helping, of which I'm not convinced.
    I simply fail to understand all of this hate that is so thick you could cut it with a blow torch. He gets my vote.

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  2. Agree Swalwell showed no class and has done nothing. Voted for him once, but quote the raven "never more."

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  3. That's fine, but I'm not trying to convince you of anything. Just laying out how he plans to run for re-election. That's why the column is called "Playbook."

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    1. The relationship between the reality of the actual reelection strategy of Congressman Swalwell and the fiction this "journalist" wrote above is akin to describing "Brooklyn 99" as a Ken Burns documentary series about police.

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  4. The entire congressional district is inside the BART district.

    As noted in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Hayward Daily Review (Argus, Tri Valley, etc ) Corbett was part of, if not the most aggressive legislator trying to pressure the BART board members into giving away the store to the BART unions.

    This, after the public had made it clear that they wanted BART to hold firm with the 12% wage offer and to demand more contributions for pensions and especially medical and dental.

    Corbett was part of the Thursday night arm twisting trying to prevent a strike by caving in to the unions.
    The public saw those legislators as selling out the public's interests. Both that of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.

    The, the BART management under pressure, including that from legislators like Corbett, caved in and gave away the store.
    Popping up the wage offer from 12.0% to 15.38% overnight.
    Anger is not a unreasonable word for how most of the public felt.
    Corbett was leading the charge to have BART cave in to the excess demands.
    She can't disown the play she made to get the union vote and campaign money from the BART workers.

    I'm thinking many moderate Democrats West of the hills as well as everyone East of the hills is not going to be pleased with Corbett's working behind their backs to foist higher future fares onto the riders so that BART workers can keep their lofty compensation packages.

    Perhaps Corbett can explain why she was fighting to have BART union members get their entire families covered for full medical, dental and vision for only $129 a month when many of us are paying over $500 a month for one person and that, without any dental at all.

    Gold plated benefits and a excessive pay raise is what Corbett's pressure tactics contribute to.
    Guess who will be paying that bill over the next 5 to 10 years?

    The very same voters who reside in the congressional district that Corbett wants to win.

    Most of us won't forget her pressuring our BART board members to vote against our interests.

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  5. Hear! Hear!

    Aqui! Aqui!

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  6. That's your OPINION, Steve.

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  7. Oh yeah, sure, none of it is true.

    So I suppose the quotes in Sunday's SF Gate are also "not true" when BART board director Tom Blalock says this about a late night visit to his home in Fremont by Assemblyman Robert Wieckowski and Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle on Sunday Oct. 20th the weekend of the strike.

    "It really spiked up her blood pressure. I thought we were going to have to call an ambulance," said Blalock, who was down the street at a drugstore getting medication for his wife, Gayle, when the two lawmakers showed up at their Fremont home the night of Oct. 20."

    East Bay legislators were on the phones, at the houses of BART board members, twisting arms to push a lucrative contract for the unions,, when the majority of the public was for standing firm with the existing offer.

    A few days later, under extreme pressure from legislators, like Corbett, the BART management caved in.

    Oh sure, it never happened, none of it is true, not even the direct quotes of Director Blalock and his wife Gayle.

    I'm sure they'll demand a retraction in SF Gate.

    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/BART-lobbying-goes-to-board-member-s-doorstep-4929110.php#photo-5369861

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  8. Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!


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  9. Two things are clear:
    -Swalwell knows he can't run on his own record, which is devoid of serious accomplishment or effort.
    -Swalwell knows he can't run effectively against Ellen Corbett, who, while no Barack Obama, has a solid record of working both with her party and across the aisle to achieve real results.

    So he's going to run against a candidate who's...not even running anymore.

    Progressives, moderates, and conservatives will bolt to Corbett in large numbers because she is smarter, more mature, more experienced, and more ethical. A Republican in the race will only lead to further erosion of Swalwell's already weak support.

    Hopefully this poor excuse for a horse's ass will find himself out of a job come next November.

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  10. I doubt Corbett wants to focus on being a single mother raising her son while serving in both houses - she had a reputation of using state staff to get her personal chores done. And personal life cues? Doubt she wants to go their either...

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  11. I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative to lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  12. Yeah right, Space HO. You're about as conservative as Berkeley radical who moves all the way to...San Francisco!

    Stop pimping for Whorbett. No one here is buying the snake oil you're peddling. She has screwed up big time, and is going down for it.

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  13. Hey, what do you know it's a sexist tea party pig pimping for Swalwell who's the biggest screw up of all. I never said I was a conservative. I did the the 11:43 post last night, but not the others. You will know when I do them.

    I DO live in the District, as I have told you before, but you refuse to believe because you want to change the subject. It must really gall you that conservatives and moderates are abandoning your candidate, or boss if you are a staffer. LOL

    P.S. Swalwell= flip-flops

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  14. Yeah right, Space HO. You're about as conservative as Berkeley radical who moves all the way to...San Francisco!

    Stop pimping for Whorbett. No one here is buying the snake oil you're peddling. She has screwed up big time, and is going down for it.

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  15. Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). You have written more than half of the posts on this string. Your style and words are a dead give-away.

    Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if the rest of you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen's previous articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all. Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You and Swalwell are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  16. I live in Pleasanton, voted for Swalwell last time , but agree that Corbett is more principled and will probably vote for her if no one else jumps into the race. When He was on the Dublin Council he took money from the developers and voted for all their projects which led to more pollution and higher asthma
    rates. Not at all acceptable! I have a wife and kids, one of whom has asthma. I consider myself a moderate declined to state.

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  17. Yeah, with this kind of publicity and deeds our district really needs a yutz like Corbett. Not in this or any other lifetime, me says.


    The entire congressional district is inside the BART district.

    As noted in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Hayward Daily Review (Argus, Tri Valley, etc ) Corbett was part of, if not the most aggressive legislator trying to pressure the BART board members into giving away the store to the BART unions.

    This, after the public had made it clear that they wanted BART to hold firm with the 12% wage offer and to demand more contributions for pensions and especially medical and dental.

    Corbett was part of the Thursday night arm twisting trying to prevent a strike by caving in to the unions.
    The public saw those legislators as selling out the public's interests. Both that of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.

    The, the BART management under pressure, including that from legislators like Corbett, caved in and gave away the store.
    Popping up the wage offer from 12.0% to 15.38% overnight.
    Anger is not a unreasonable word for how most of the public felt.
    Corbett was leading the charge to have BART cave in to the excess demands.
    She can't disown the play she made to get the union vote and campaign money from the BART workers.

    I'm thinking many moderate Democrats West of the hills as well as everyone East of the hills is not going to be pleased with Corbett's working behind their backs to foist higher future fares onto the riders so that BART workers can keep their lofty compensation packages.

    Perhaps Corbett can explain why she was fighting to have BART union members get their entire families covered for full medical, dental and vision for only $129 a month when many of us are paying over $500 a month for one person and that, without any dental at all.

    Gold plated benefits and a excessive pay raise is what Corbett's pressure tactics contribute to.
    Guess who will be paying that bill over the next 5 to 10 years?

    The very same voters who reside in the congressional district that Corbett wants to win.

    Most of us won't forget her pressuring our BART board members to vote against our interests.

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  18. Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  19. Cleaning up Space HO's graffiti.

    Yeah, with this kind of publicity and deeds our district really needs a yutz like Corbett. Not in this or any other lifetime, me says.


    The entire congressional district is inside the BART district.

    As noted in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Hayward Daily Review (Argus, Tri Valley, etc ) Corbett was part of, if not the most aggressive legislator trying to pressure the BART board members into giving away the store to the BART unions.

    This, after the public had made it clear that they wanted BART to hold firm with the 12% wage offer and to demand more contributions for pensions and especially medical and dental.

    Corbett was part of the Thursday night arm twisting trying to prevent a strike by caving in to the unions.
    The public saw those legislators as selling out the public's interests. Both that of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.

    The, the BART management under pressure, including that from legislators like Corbett, caved in and gave away the store.
    Popping up the wage offer from 12.0% to 15.38% overnight.
    Anger is not a unreasonable word for how most of the public felt.
    Corbett was leading the charge to have BART cave in to the excess demands.
    She can't disown the play she made to get the union vote and campaign money from the BART workers.

    I'm thinking many moderate Democrats West of the hills as well as everyone East of the hills is not going to be pleased with Corbett's working behind their backs to foist higher future fares onto the riders so that BART workers can keep their lofty compensation packages.

    Perhaps Corbett can explain why she was fighting to have BART union members get their entire families covered for full medical, dental and vision for only $129 a month when many of us are paying over $500 a month for one person and that, without any dental at all.

    Gold plated benefits and a excessive pay raise is what Corbett's pressure tactics contribute to.
    Guess who will be paying that bill over the next 5 to 10 years?

    The very same voters who reside in the congressional district that Corbett wants to win.

    Most of us won't forget her pressuring our BART board members to vote against our interests.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  21. I would never under estimate Ellen; She lost her first race against Perry in 1988 and has been winning ever since; she was not supposed to win in 1990, but did, in 1994 she choose to run for Mayor against great odds, leading to the Majority rule put in City Charter in 2000, and won; when she ran for Assembly against Bill Ward, Ward has what was considered all the advantages and he lost and it was same when she ran for State Senate. John Dutra, he told me so, thought he had the race in the bag. Who won? Corbett. Personally I would not bet against Ellen. Tony Santos

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  22. Tony Santos is right about the history of Corbett's wins - however - all Open Seat races, never has she taken on the incumbent AND at such a high level - Congress.

    The fact that she is struggling to raise significant money nearly a year out - shows a lack of support.

    When you take on an incumbent - it is saying that the other person deserves to be fired. What significant thing has Swalwell done to deserve to be fired in his first term? I haven't seen anything except name calling here and that doesn't cut it.

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  23. Thank you. You are SO RIGHT.

    He has done nothing other than dare to run against an old ultra-liberal dinosaur, whom he slayed. The machinery of the Party, unions and other entrenched interests are against this renegade reformer, who on the issues is no different than any other mainstream Democrat. Precisely why he will win re-election. The mainstream interests of the NEW 15th congressional district love our congressman!

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  24. The person above about Corbett. You still don't know what you're talking about. For one, the Matier & Ross thing talks about Wieckowski and Valle. I told you the assertion About Corbett is incorrect. In fact, these reporter's articles are based on BART mgmt's perspective like the sentence in the Trib about Corbett.

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  25. 6:34 and 8:26 is the same anti union pro swalwell troll mentioned
    before. Even I can recognize his key phrases he posts so often.
    He's wrong as usual when he makes declarations. In 1994 Ellen Corbett ran against INCUMBANT John Faria against great odds
    and won. He's so anti Ellen and anti progressive it's not funny and posts on every article multiple times as others have pointed out. If you want to know what swalwell has done wrong
    read the anti swalwell pro Corbett post at 9pm last night.

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  26. October 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM Reply
    Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  27. You all are sipping the crazy tea and do not know ANYTHING about local politics!
    What did Mayor Corbett do the first day on the job? Send an invoice to the Taxpayers of the City of San Leandro for 30K + for her new City Hall Office decor!
    NICE
    Thats who I want in Congress.
    The only working families that she stands up for are the ones who live in Bay O Vista. Her ban against trucks on 580 bill is her sole claim to fame in the legislature and, due to it, force more idling trucks onto 880 where they emit more CO2 into our neighborhoods. That corridor has the highest rate of asthmatic kids......Thanks Corbett

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  28. Once again the same extreme anti-union Hayward troll


    If you check the Citizen's articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Cleaning up Space HO's graffiti.

    Yeah, with this kind of publicity and deeds our district really needs a yutz like Corbett. Not in this or any other lifetime, me says.


    The entire congressional district is inside the BART district.

    As noted in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Hayward Daily Review (Argus, Tri Valley, etc ) Corbett was part of, if not the most aggressive legislator trying to pressure the BART board members into giving away the store to the BART unions.

    This, after the public had made it clear that they wanted BART to hold firm with the 12% wage offer and to demand more contributions for pensions and especially medical and dental.

    Corbett was part of the Thursday night arm twisting trying to prevent a strike by caving in to the unions.
    The public saw those legislators as selling out the public's interests. Both that of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.

    The, the BART management under pressure, including that from legislators like Corbett, caved in and gave away the store.
    Popping up the wage offer from 12.0% to 15.38% overnight.
    Anger is not a unreasonable word for how most of the public felt.
    Corbett was leading the charge to have BART cave in to the excess demands.
    She can't disown the play she made to get the union vote and campaign money from the BART workers.

    I'm thinking many moderate Democrats West of the hills as well as everyone East of the hills is not going to be pleased with Corbett's working behind their backs to foist higher future fares onto the riders so that BART workers can keep their lofty compensation packages.

    Perhaps Corbett can explain why she was fighting to have BART union members get their entire families covered for full medical, dental and vision for only $129 a month when many of us are paying over $500 a month for one person and that, without any dental at all.

    Gold plated benefits and a excessive pay raise is what Corbett's pressure tactics contribute to.
    Guess who will be paying that bill over the next 5 to 10 years?

    The very same voters who reside in the congressional district that Corbett wants to win.

    Most of us won't forget her pressuring our BART board members to vote against our interests.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  31. I DO live in the District, as I have told you before, but you refuse to believe because you want to change the subject. It must really gall you that conservatives and moderates are abandoning your candidate, or boss if you are a staffer. LOL

    P.S. Swalwell= flip-flops

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  32. I live in Pleasanton, voted for Swalwell last time , but agree that Corbett is more principled and will probably vote for her if no one else jumps into the race. When He was on the Dublin Council he took money from the developers and voted for all their projects which led to more pollution and higher asthma
    rates. Not at all acceptable! I have a wife and kids, one of whom has asthma. I consider myself a moderate declined to state.

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  33. You all are sipping the crazy tea and do not know ANYTHING about local politics!
    What did Mayor Corbett do the first day on the job? Send an invoice to the Taxpayers of the City of San Leandro for 30K + for her new City Hall Office decor!
    NICE
    Thats who I want in Congress.
    The only working families that she stands up for are the ones who live in Bay O Vista. Her ban against trucks on 580 bill is her sole claim to fame in the legislature and, due to it, force more idling trucks onto 880 where they emit more CO2 into our neighborhoods. That corridor has the highest rate of asthmatic kids......Thanks Corbett

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  34. Once again the same extreme anti-union Hayward troll who probably is a Swalwell staffer and constantly tries to change the subject.

    If you check the Citizen's articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop,
    flip-flop. You are both losers!

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  35. This Adele Kanickerbocker, I'm the mother of Dorcas Wentzel, the one they call Space Ho. I just want to apologize to everyone on behalf of my adopted daughter. She has been nothing but one disappointment after another to her father and me. Thank the good Lord she didn't come from my womb. Hell, I would take two bits to be shed of that miserable bitch. She aint never had a man before. All she does is live in the basement of our Berkeley house and stay glued to that computer. I am 89 years old. She is 67. What a tragedy for a mother to have a messed up bitch like that for an adopted daughter. Hurts me terribly to write all this, but Dorcas is just nothing but useless. I have had to call congressman MR. Swalwells office to apologize for her. They know she needs to go back to Napa but I can't get that poor pathetic old bitch up there without the restraints. Dorcas can't do nothing in that election. She hates on congressman Mr. Swalwell since he's a man and she prefers women, in the bed to. Please forgive this old mother having to clean up the pile of shit that her pathetic old adopted daughter causes. My man and I are hoping that she passes from the earth fast. She is a real abomination. Tears at mothers apron strings to have a fat ass bitch for an adopted daughter.

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  36. My name is Mel Dodge. I have known Adele Knickerbocker for many years and it is true that her adopted daughter Dorcas is out of control. She has a fixation on Ellen Corbett which borders on the obsessive. By chance I used to know Ted and Ellen and can tell you that there is absolutely no truth to the rumors about her taking on Congressman Swalwell. She admires and supports him completely. Clearly Dorcas, AKA Space Ho, is living in her fantasy world and has been perpetuating such lies. Again, Mrs. Knickerbocker apologizes to all for Dorcas's wild, and childish behavior. On behalf of the family, please continue to ignore her as we try to get her reinstitutionalized.

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  37. Because of the tone of the Swalwell supporter (sexist remarks),
    I will be voting for Ellen Corbett if she runs. I voted for Eric
    against Stark but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more women in Congress and Ellen is more than qualified.

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  38. Blaylock didn't do his job. Valle and Wieckowski did. Retire, Mr. Blaylock, your wife obviously is too frail to be alone at night.

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  39. I live in Pleasanton, voted for Swalwell last time , but agree that Corbett is more principled and will probably vote for her if no one else jumps into the race. When He was on the Dublin Council he took money from the developers and voted for all their projects which led to more pollution and higher asthma
    rates. Not at all acceptable! I have a wife and kids, one of whom has asthma. I consider myself a moderate declined to state.

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  40. Tom Blaylock did an outstanding job.

    Dick Valley and HOwieckowski should be arrested with the other union whores for intimidation, meddling in a separate special district's matters, aggravated assault and more.

    The voters should throw these bastards out of office if they don't land in jail first!

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  41. I DO live in the District, as I have told you before, but you refuse to believe because you want to change the subject. It must really gall you that conservatives and moderates are abandoning your candidate, or boss if you are a staffer. LOL

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  42. Because of the tone of the Swalwell supporter (sexist remarks),
    I will be voting for Ellen Corbett if she runs. I voted for Eric
    against Stark but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more women in Congress and Ellen is more than qualified.

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  43. Hear! Hear!

    Aqui! Aqui!

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  44. What a joke Swalwell is! Vote anyone but Swalwell in 2014.

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  45. I DO live in the District, as I have told you before, but you refuse to believe because you want to change the subject. It must really gall you that conservatives and moderates are abandoning your candidate, or boss if you are a staffer. LOL

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  46. I just read Tavares's October 16th article and it definitely said Swalwell took significant contributions from the medical, defense, pharmaceutical and other special interests. This means we taxpayers get screwed again. I'm personally tired of paying 5 times what they pay in Canada for the same drugs, more than any other industrialized nation for my health care, and more than all the nations of the world put together for our military industrial corporations. Taking money from these a--holes is B.S. and leads to corruption of our government congressional representatives. I'm voting against Swalwell, and if our next Representative does the same, I'll vote against them too.

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  47. Anon 2:33-we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You now are pretending to be Adele. That shows a mental instability that you need to get help for. Please get the help you need.

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  48. I just read Tavares's October 16th article and it definitely said Swalwell took significant contributions from the medical, defense, pharmaceutical and other special interests. This means we taxpayers get screwed again. I'm personally tired of paying 5 times what they pay in Canada for the same drugs, more than any other industrialized nation for my health care, and more than all the nations of the world put together for our military industrial corporations. Taking money from these a--holes is B.S. and leads to corruption of our government congressional representatives. I'm voting against Swalwell, and if our next Representative does the same, I'll vote against them too.

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  49. Agree with the October 25th article. Swalwell showed no class and has done nothing. Voted for him once, but quote the raven "never more."

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  50. Cleaning up Space HO's graffiti.

    Yeah, with this kind of publicity and deeds our district really needs a yutz like Corbett. Not in this or any other lifetime, me says.


    The entire congressional district is inside the BART district.

    As noted in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Hayward Daily Review (Argus, Tri Valley, etc ) Corbett was part of, if not the most aggressive legislator trying to pressure the BART board members into giving away the store to the BART unions.

    This, after the public had made it clear that they wanted BART to hold firm with the 12% wage offer and to demand more contributions for pensions and especially medical and dental.

    Corbett was part of the Thursday night arm twisting trying to prevent a strike by caving in to the unions.
    The public saw those legislators as selling out the public's interests. Both that of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.

    The, the BART management under pressure, including that from legislators like Corbett, caved in and gave away the store.
    Popping up the wage offer from 12.0% to 15.38% overnight.
    Anger is not a unreasonable word for how most of the public felt.
    Corbett was leading the charge to have BART cave in to the excess demands.
    She can't disown the play she made to get the union vote and campaign money from the BART workers.

    I'm thinking many moderate Democrats West of the hills as well as everyone East of the hills is not going to be pleased with Corbett's working behind their backs to foist higher future fares onto the riders so that BART workers can keep their lofty compensation packages.

    Perhaps Corbett can explain why she was fighting to have BART union members get their entire families covered for full medical, dental and vision for only $129 a month when many of us are paying over $500 a month for one person and that, without any dental at all.

    Gold plated benefits and a excessive pay raise is what Corbett's pressure tactics contribute to.
    Guess who will be paying that bill over the next 5 to 10 years?

    The very same voters who reside in the congressional district that Corbett wants to win.

    Most of us won't forget her pressuring our BART board members to vote against our interests.

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  51. Anon above-we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You now are attempting to tie Corbett to the BART strike. None of that is true. All she did was to try and end it. For that we commuters thank her. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell.That shows a mental instability that you need to get help for. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  52. Because of the tone of the Swalwell supporter (sexist remarks),
    I will be voting for Ellen Corbett if she runs. I voted for Eric
    against Stark but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more women in Congress and Ellen is more than qualified.

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  53. Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

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  54. The Swalwell staffer acts like a child. So sad. LOL

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  55. The Swalwell staffer acts like a child. Keep trying to change the subject and keep throwing in sexist and swear words. It lets me know I am on the right track. You are not winning votes for your boss Swalwell this way. Your tea party extremism doesn't go over so well in this area. Try and address the point of the article which is Swalwell acting like Stark and all the flip-flops Swalwell has done. Oh wait, there is NO defense. Your champion will be one term because of his underachievement. You will soon be out of work. Which reminds me, why are you doing this on the taxpayers money and time. So sad. LOL

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  56. Cleaning up Space HO's graffiti.

    Yeah, with this kind of publicity and deeds our district really needs a yutz like Corbett. Not in this or any other lifetime, me says.


    The entire congressional district is inside the BART district.

    As noted in both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Hayward Daily Review (Argus, Tri Valley, etc ) Corbett was part of, if not the most aggressive legislator trying to pressure the BART board members into giving away the store to the BART unions.

    This, after the public had made it clear that they wanted BART to hold firm with the 12% wage offer and to demand more contributions for pensions and especially medical and dental.

    Corbett was part of the Thursday night arm twisting trying to prevent a strike by caving in to the unions.
    The public saw those legislators as selling out the public's interests. Both that of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.

    The, the BART management under pressure, including that from legislators like Corbett, caved in and gave away the store.
    Popping up the wage offer from 12.0% to 15.38% overnight.
    Anger is not a unreasonable word for how most of the public felt.
    Corbett was leading the charge to have BART cave in to the excess demands.
    She can't disown the play she made to get the union vote and campaign money from the BART workers.

    I'm thinking many moderate Democrats West of the hills as well as everyone East of the hills is not going to be pleased with Corbett's working behind their backs to foist higher future fares onto the riders so that BART workers can keep their lofty compensation packages.

    Perhaps Corbett can explain why she was fighting to have BART union members get their entire families covered for full medical, dental and vision for only $129 a month when many of us are paying over $500 a month for one person and that, without any dental at all.

    Gold plated benefits and a excessive pay raise is what Corbett's pressure tactics contribute to.
    Guess who will be paying that bill over the next 5 to 10 years?

    The very same voters who reside in the congressional district that Corbett wants to win.

    Most of us won't forget her pressuring our BART board members to vote against our interests.

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  57. Two things are clear:
    -Swalwell knows he can't run on his own record, which is devoid of serious accomplishment or effort.
    -Swalwell knows he can't run effectively against Ellen Corbett, who, while no Barack Obama, has a solid record of working both with her party and across the aisle to achieve real results.

    So he's going to run against a candidate who's...not even running anymore.

    Progressives, moderates, and conservatives will bolt to Corbett in large numbers because she is smarter, more mature, more experienced, and more ethical. A Republican in the race will only lead to further erosion of Swalwell's already weak support.

    Hopefully this poor excuse for a horse's ass will find himself out of a job come next November.

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  58. No cigar. You don't like the congressman because he took on you establishment candidate. This is exactly while he'll win hands down one year from now.

    Agreed. This poor excuse for a carpetbagger who moved into Hayward for no reason other than look for another job will be back in San Leandro the day after she loses.

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  59. I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative to lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  60. What a joke Swalwell is! Vote anyone but Swalwell in 2014.

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  61. Anon 8:36 am--we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You now are attempting to tie Corbett to the BART strike. None of that is true. All she did was to try and end it. For that we commuters thank her. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell.That shows a mental instability that you need to get help for. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  62. Because of the tone of the Swalwell supporter (sexist remarks),
    I will be voting for Ellen Corbett if she runs. I voted for Eric
    against Stark but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more women in Congress and Ellen is more than qualified.

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  63. Hear! Hear!

    Aqui! Aqui!

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  64. Space HO, don't nobody give a damn about your ramblings--TEMPER, TEMPER, as I laugh at your fat ass!

    No cigar. You don't like the congressman because he took on your establishment candidate. This is exactly while he'll win hands down one year from now.

    Agreed. This poor excuse for a carpetbagger who moved into Hayward for no reason other than look for another job will be back in San Leandro the day after she loses.

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  65. Anon above--we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  66. Because of the tone of the Swalwell supporter (sexist remarks),
    I will be voting for Ellen Corbett if she runs. I voted for Eric
    against Stark but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more women in Congress and Ellen is more than qualified.

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  67. I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative to lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  68. Space HO, don't nobody give a damn about your ramblings--TEMPER, TEMPER, as I laugh at your fat ass!

    No cigar. You don't like the congressman because he took on your establishment candidate. This is exactly while he'll win hands down one year from now.

    Agreed. This poor excuse for a carpetbagger who moved into Hayward for no reason other than look for another job will be back in San Leandro the day after she loses.

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  69. Anon above--we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  70. Because of the tone of the Swalwell supporter (sexist remarks),
    I will be voting for Ellen Corbett if she runs. I voted for Eric
    against Stark but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more women in Congress and Ellen is more than qualified.

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  71. I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative to lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  72. Space HO, don't nobody give a damn about your ramblings--TEMPER, TEMPER, as I laugh at your fat ass!

    No cigar. You don't like the congressman because he took on your establishment candidate. This is exactly while he'll win hands down one year from now.

    Agreed. This poor excuse for a carpetbagger who moved into Hayward for no reason other than look for another job will be back in San Leandro the day after she loses.

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  73. Anon above--we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  74. Because of the tone of the Swalwell supporter (sexist remarks),
    I will be voting for Ellen Corbett if she runs. I voted for Eric
    against Stark but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more women in Congress and Ellen is more than qualified.

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  75. I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative to lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  76. I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative to lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  77. Anon above--we all know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  78. Even though I voted for Swalwell last time he ran against Stark, if Ellen Corbett runs against him this time, I will vote for her. The East Bay Citizen articles have convinced me she would be a much better Congressional Representative.

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  79. No cigar. I have not read one salient point as to why I shouldn't re-elect the congressman. All I ever read on this site is name calling, innuendo, insult after insult, and other meaningless diatribe. My take on it is this: those who don't want him still can't believe he slew the dragon; he wasn't backed by the party machinery or big labor; he cut in line of whose turn it was, so to speak. None of that resonates with me.

    He is yet another Democrat who does the job. No difference in what gets done in Washington, D.C. no matter which Democrat represents the 15th. You people really need to let go of this poisonous hate and ask yourself 'How can I help Eric?' If indeed he needs helping, of which I'm not convinced.
    I simply fail to understand all of this hate that is so thick you could cut it with a blow torch. He gets my vote.

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  80. Boy, the poster/posser above really offers a straw man. There's no 'there' there.

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  81. Anon 7:36am-----we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  82. My family will be voting for Ellen Corbett because we don't trust Eric to keep his word on anything. As this and other articles point out, he says one thing and does another. Stand for something will you. Mean what you say, and say what you mean Swalwell. What a wishy washy congressman! Also, quit taking money from big Pharma and shafting us little people.

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  83. Boy, the poster/posser above really offers a straw man. There's no 'there' there.

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  84. Swalwell won't be able to run against Stark in 2014, no matter how hard he tries. He will find attacking a caring, compassionate, competent women will hurt, rather than help. Ellen Corbett will win because she is a much stronger candidate and won't make the mistakes Stark did. Bye Eric.

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  85. I'll be voting for Ellen too. Just like her and all she's done for our Senate District over the years.

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  86. Anon 7:07-----we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  87. Because of the tone of the Corbett supporter (female remarks),
    I will be voting for Eric Swalwell when he runs. I voted for Stark last time but realize that was a mistake. I think we need
    more qualified people in Congress and Eric is way more than qualified.

    We've got your back in 2014, Eric!

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  88. Tony Santos is right about the history of Corbett's wins - however - all Open Seat races, never has she taken on the incumbent AND at such a high level - Congress.

    The fact that she is struggling to raise significant money nearly a year out - shows a lack of support.

    When you take on an incumbent - it is saying that the other person deserves to be fired. What significant thing has Swalwell done to deserve to be fired in his first term? I haven't seen anything except name calling here and that doesn't cut it.

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  89. Tony Santos is right about the history of Corbett's wins - however - all Open Seat races, never has she taken on the incumbent AND at such a high level - Congress.

    The fact that she is struggling to raise significant money nearly a year out - shows a lack of support.

    When you take on an incumbent - it is saying that the other person deserves to be fired. What significant thing has Swalwell done to deserve to be fired in his first term? I haven't seen anything except name calling here and that doesn't cut it.

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  90. John Who?

    Ha! Ha! Ha!

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  91. Tony Santos is right about the history of Corbett's wins - however - all Open Seat races, never has she taken on the incumbent AND at such a high level - Congress.

    The fact that she is struggling to raise significant money nearly a year out - shows a lack of support.

    When you take on an incumbent - it is saying that the other person deserves to be fired. What significant thing has Swalwell done to deserve to be fired in his first term? I haven't seen anything except name calling here and that doesn't cut it.

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  92. I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative to lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  93. Swalwell won't be able to run against Stark in 2014, no matter how hard he tries. He will find attacking a caring, compassionate, competent women will hurt, rather than help. Ellen Corbett will win because she is a much stronger candidate and won't make the mistakes Stark did. Bye Eric.

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  94. Anon above--we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  95. Anon 8:04---Here are some salient points---read and weep

    If you check the Citizen's articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell has taken so many
    different positions on so many topics he can't even remember
    them all.Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen.
    Tavares even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He
    told people he was for the chained CPI, then he was against
    it. He told people he was for changes to Social Security, then
    he was against them. Not a good track record on consumer
    bills after he took corporate money either.

    Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  96. Tony Santos is right about the history of Corbett's wins - however - all Open Seat races, never has she taken on the incumbent AND at such a high level - Congress.

    The fact that she is struggling to raise significant money nearly a year out - shows a lack of support.

    When you take on an incumbent - it is saying that the other person deserves to be fired. What significant thing has Swalwell done to deserve to be fired in his first term? I haven't seen anything except name calling here and that doesn't cut it.

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  97. Still no cigar. You don't like the congressman because he took on your establishment candidate. This is exactly while he'll win hands down one year from now.

    Agreed. This poor excuse for a carpetbagger who moved into Hayward for no reason other than look for another job will be back in San Leandro the day after she loses.

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  98. Anons 2:28 and 10:22 same person--we know you are probably a Swalwell staffer trying desperately to change the subject from your bosses flip-flops, taking money from mega corporations like big pharma, etc. You should be ashamed Mr Hayward troll and shill for Swalwell. Please get the help you need. If I had a mistake prone boss like yours I would try and change the subject too. I wouldn't make stuff up and LIE about it though.

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  99. Boy, the poster/posser above really offers a straw man. There's no 'there' there.

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  100. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  101. Eric is not running against Stark this time with his irascible temperament and personality. Ellen Corbett is a much more formidable foe and an extremely likable and capable politician. She is very likely to win as she has helped many people in this area over the years. I know our family will be supporting her.

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  102. Dorcas, you continue to lie.

    Folks, the previous two comments come from one Dorcas Wentzel. She also goes by the name Space Ho. She is 67 years old and lives in her parents basement in Berkeley. Her adopted mother has disowned her and good folks, including Ted Corbett, ex-husband of Ellen, are trying to have her returned to Napa, where she was institutionalized. She is off her meds again and continues to have this pathetic, insane fixation with Ellen Corbett. Ellen has refused anything to do with Dorcas but she continues to fantasize to the point of an almost fatal attraction.

    Please excuse her wild and ranting impersonations of everyone from a Mexican to our country's veterans. She is deeply, deeply disturbed.

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  103. Anon above: What the hell are you talking about? Are you off your meds? You make no sense. It seems you are in need of some help.

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  104. Well, the Space HO's at it again.

    Continue to tune out her bloated bitch ass.

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  105. The only person we are tuning out is you 2:03. What an idiot. Why waste our time? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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  106. Tony Santos is right about the history of Corbett's wins - however - all Open Seat races, never has she taken on the incumbent AND at such a high level - Congress.

    The fact that she is struggling to raise significant money nearly a year out - shows a lack of support.

    When you take on an incumbent - it is saying that the other person deserves to be fired. What significant thing has Swalwell done to deserve to be fired in his first term? I haven't seen anything except name calling here and that doesn't cut it.

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  107. Eric is not running against Stark this time with his irascible temperament and personality. Ellen Corbett is a much more formidable foe and an extremely likable and capable politician. She is very likely to win as she has helped many people in this area over the years. I know our family will be supporting her.

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  108. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  109. Dorcas, you continue to lie.

    Folks, the previous two comments come from one Dorcas Wentzel. She also goes by the name Space Ho. She is 67 years old and lives in her parents basement in Berkeley. Her adopted mother has disowned her and good folks, including Ted Corbett, ex-husband of Ellen, are trying to have her returned to Napa, where she was institutionalized. She is off her meds again and continues to have this pathetic, insane fixation with Ellen Corbett. Ellen has refused anything to do with Dorcas but she continues to fantasize to the point of an almost fatal attraction.

    Please excuse her wild and ranting impersonations of everyone from a Mexican to our country's veterans. She is deeply, deeply disturbed.

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  110. Anon above----It certainly seems like you are the mentally disturbed one. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  111. According to this Oct 16 article a large part of Swalwell's contributions came from the medical and pharmaceutical vested interest groups. These are the same groups that have been sticking it to the middle class and poor for years. My family and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett next year.

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  112. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  113. Anonymous 11:49 AM Are you mentally all right? You really sound like an irrational person. Hope you get the help you need.

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  114. Still no cigar. You don't like the congressman because he took on your establishment candidate. This is exactly while he'll win hands down one year from now.

    Agreed. This poor excuse for a carpetbagger who moved into Hayward for no reason other than look for another job will be back in San Leandro the day after she loses.

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  115. As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell taken so many different
    positions on so many topics he can't even remember them all.
    Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen. Tavares
    even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He told people
    he was for the chained CPI, then he was against it. He told
    people he was for changes to Social Security, then he was
    against them. Not a good track record on consumer bills after
    he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop, flip-flop.

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  116. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  117. To the anon 11:24 poster----Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  118. Dorcas, you continue to lie.

    Folks, the previous three comments come from one Dorcas Wentzel. She also goes by the name Space Ho. She is 67 years old and lives in her parents basement in Berkeley. Her adopted mother has disowned her and good folks, including Ted Corbett, ex-husband of Ellen, are trying to have her returned to Napa, where she was institutionalized. She is off her meds again and continues to have this pathetic, insane fixation with Ellen Corbett. Ellen has refused anything to do with Dorcas but she continues to fantasize to the point of an almost fatal attraction.

    Please excuse her wild and ranting impersonations of everyone from a Mexican to our country's veterans. She is deeply, deeply disturbed.

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  119. To the anon 7:27 poster----Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  120. Well 7:27, it seems like you are the one that is mentally disturbed. No one knows what you are talking about. Your ranting is unbelievable and shows a mental instability that only a professional can help. Why waste our time?

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  121. 7:27 pm Do you even know what you are talking about? You have got to be the biggest dork on this blog!

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  122. It doesn't matter who Bill or Pete support. It will come down to Ellen vs. Eric. It will be Ellen's experience and accomplishments in the Senate vs. Eric's inexperience and lack of accomplishments in Congress. This school teacher thinks Ellen Corbett deserves to be elected to Congress next year based on the criteria just enunciated.

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  123. Agree with 9:01 PM, my family and I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left, as the citizen has pointed out, and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative who lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  124. Eric wants to try and run against Stark again but Ellen's to smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Eric running on his merits and accomplishments, and Ellen running on her merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Eric has accomplished very little and Ellen has accomplished much more. Ellen wins 55%-45% in 2014.

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  125. I like Ellen too but I don't know if she will win by much. I'll take 52-48 and be immensely happy, and I'll bet Corbett will too. I do agree when Swalwell was on the Dublin City Council he did nothing and so far in Congress also has authored no significant legislation, but has signed on to other Dems bills. Ellen Corbett, by contrast, has authored signifiant legislation benefitting the middle class and lower middle class.

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  126. Whorbett wants to try and run against Stark again but congressman Swalwell is too smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Whorbett running on her merits and accomplishments, and congressman Swalwell running on his merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Whorebett has accomplished very little and congressman Swalwell has accomplished much more. Bitch loses in a landslide.

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  127. Swalwell staffer-- you can't even copy correctly. What a joke!

    Eric wants to try and run against Stark again but Ellen's to smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Eric running on his merits and accomplishments, and Ellen running on her merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Eric has accomplished very little and Ellen has accomplished much more. Ellen wins 55%-45% in 2014.

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  128. Whorbett wants to try and run against Stark again but congressman Swalwell is too smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Whorbett running on her merits and accomplishments, and congressman Swalwell running on his merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Whorebett has accomplished very little and congressman Swalwell has accomplished much more. Bitch loses in a landslide.

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  129. Swalwell staffer-- you can't even copy correctly. What a joke!

    Eric wants to try and run against Stark again but Ellen's to smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Eric running on his merits and accomplishments, and Ellen running on her merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Eric has accomplished very little and Ellen has accomplished much more. Ellen wins 55%-45% in 2014.

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  130. To the anon 8:40 poster----Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  131. Dorcas, you continue to lie.

    Folks, the previous three comments come from one Dorcas Wentzel. She also goes by the name Space Ho. She is 67 years old and lives in her parents basement in Berkeley. Her adopted mother has disowned her and good folks, including Ted Corbett, ex-husband of Ellen, are trying to have her returned to Napa, where she was institutionalized. She is off her meds again and continues to have this pathetic, insane fixation with Ellen Corbett. Ellen has refused anything to do with Dorcas but she continues to fantasize to the point of an almost fatal attraction.

    Please excuse her wild and ranting impersonations of everyone from a Mexican to our country's veterans. She is deeply, deeply disturbed.

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  132. Anon 7:18 The only one ranting and raving is you Mr. antiunion sexist troll. No one knows what you are talking about. We do know you are mentally disturbed and off your meds again. Please get the help you need. The rest of us will pray for you as we vote for Ellen Corbett.

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  133. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  134. If you check the Citizen articles you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

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  135. Still no cigar. You don't like the congressman because he took on your establishment candidate. This is exactly while he'll win hands down one year from now.

    Agreed. This poor excuse for a carpetbagger who moved into Hayward for no reason other than look for another job will be back in San Leandro the day after she loses.

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  136. To the anon 8:50 poster above----Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric " the corrupt flip-flopper" Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  137. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  138. Perhaps Ms. Corbett could go to work in the congressman's office next year as an unpaid intern. This would be one way for her to learn about the job and gain some experience. Perhaps in the future she might then be up to some form of advancement. Right now to even think about a congressional run is a fantasy for an inexperienced novice such as herself.

    Trying to be positive.

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  139. Agree with 11:41 PM, my family and I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left, as the citizen has pointed out, and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative who lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  140. Corbett made a BIG MISTAKE, she didn't run against Stark when she knew he was losing it.
    She did nothing while in office in San Leandro, but pick out new office furniture for city hall.

    Her time is past and she is old news.

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  141. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  142. Eric wants to try and run against Stark again but Ellen's to smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Eric running on his merits and accomplishments, and Ellen running on her merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Eric has accomplished very little and Ellen has accomplished much more. Ellen wins in 2014.

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  143. Eric wants to try and run against Stark again but Ellen's to smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Eric running on his merits and accomplishments, and Ellen running on her merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Eric has accomplished very little and Ellen has accomplished much more. Ellen wins in 2014.

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  144. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  145. I think Ellen will win too but I think it will be a close race.

    I do agree when Swalwell was on the Dublin City Council he did nothing and so far in Congress also has authored no significant legislation, but has signed on to other Dems bills.

    Ellen Corbett, by contrast, has authored signifiant legislation benefitting the middle class and lower middle class, as well as the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, veterans, teachers, nurses, police and fire.

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