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CONGRESS 15TH DISTRICT From the Bay Area News Group’s preview story for the 15th Congressional District race comes this odd angle: “Swalwell should sweat ‘only if he's jogging,’ quipped Larry Gerston, a San Jose State University professor and political expert who sees little chance for Corbett.” Gerston adds Swalwell’s politics matches the values of the district. No other preview contain such a clear guide post for declaring the result of a race…Meanwhile, over the Memorial Day weekend, the candidates braved the searing heat of the Tri Valley in search of remaining votes.
MEASURE AA Alameda County’s important renewal of the Measure A health care sales tax needs to garner two-thirds of the vote for passage. Over the years, the half-cent sales tax has helped prop up the county health care system during heady times, but it is due to sunset in 2019. Approving Measure AA would only extend the tax to 2034. Proponents of the measure want to make it clear this is not a new tax. Just to remind you, a new mailer sent to voters shouts in large type: “Measure AA does NOT increase taxes!”