But there is more when it comes to some questionable behavior by the Alameda Labor Council. In the race to replace Abel Guillen at the Peralta Community College District, the council's executive committee forced one of the candidates, Richard Fuentes, who is backed by many officials in Oakland, to answer questions before a camera with the husband of his challenger, Julina Bonilla, in attendance. These endorsement meetings are highly confidential and may have put Fuentes in a difficult position. Some with knowledge of the meeting believe the incident was a set up by Camacho to undermine support for Fuentes in favor of her preferred candidate, Bonilla. Later, video of the endorsement meeting was played for Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, who is supporting both candidates, and presumably to discredit Fuentes' candidacy. However, according to sources, Bonta found little concern with Fuentes' answers.
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|Castro Valley's Marc Crawford|