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Sep 20, 2018

Every election cycle I notice the discrepancy between how individual campaigns perform in public and the amount of money they pay political consultants. In the East Bay, the going rate appears to be around $8,000 a month. That's a ripoff. On the Steve Tavares Is Angry podcast I break down the political consultant scam. Spoiler: You don't need them.

In the hot seat is 81-year-old San Leandro renter John Busch. You may have seen his story in the media. He and others at the Estudillo Trailer Park were evicted by new out-of-town owners. The city wants to help, but Busch wants to stay in his home. In fact, you will might find his stance is almost Christ-like.

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