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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 20, 2018

Do you believe in miracles? 16th District Assemblymember-elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's major upset in the East Bay seemingly caught everyone off guard. How exactly did it happen? What unexpected East Bay legislator deserves a little credit for the result? 

In the interview, Hayward Councilmember-elect Aisha Wahab gives a candid, inside look into her successful City Council campaign. The doubts she received from the Hayward establishment and her Election Day nerves leading to becoming the first elected Afghan American public official in the U.S.

Nov 9, 2018

One of the most interesting East Bay election seasons in a long time is now in the books. Some local leaders justified their place as potential state and federal prospects. But there was also a distinctive anti-incumbent wave that took root all over the East Bay and was mostly related to housing. I'll take a look at the big winners and big losers from Tuesday's Election Day.

Nov 6, 2018

Election Day morning in the East Bay, I caught up with two regular Alameda voters--18th District Assemblymember Rob Bonta and Alameda school board candidate Mia Bonta. Both are on Tuesday's ballot. Later, I'll break down the East Bay's big races, from AD15 to Oakland and Alameda toss-ups. It's going to be a long night!

Nov 2, 2018

Campaigns are rolling out last-minute negative mailers and candidates themselves are trolling each other on Facebook. I'll take a look at two such instances of skulduggery in San Leandro and Fremont.

The legendary Craig Williams has another proposed bill for Assemblymember Rob Bonta to follow up his "body cams for clergy" proposal, and 17th Congressional District candidate Ron Cohen joins the conversation.

Starting Saturday, Nov. 3 through Election Day on Nov. 6, look for the Steve Tavares Is Angry Special Daily Election Edition, a 10-minute look at the final days of long, grueling campaign.

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