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With filing date still 12 days away, Oakland already has 3 candidates for mayor

Original post made on Jul 1, 2010

Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan emphasized creating jobs and revitalizing the economy Wednesday as she formally announced she's running for mayor in the November election.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 1, 2010, 7:30 AM

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Posted by Chaz
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I know next to nothing about Quan or Kaplan, except for what they may say about themselves. Kaplan does not look like a "Winner!", and, Lord knows, Oakland could use a WINNER for a change!!!
Dellums has been a loser all the way, as was his predecesor, and Perata is just another career politician, looking for a job, and another fat retirement check!!! He is NOT an honest man, and were I a voter in Oakland, I would never vote for him. The biggest con job he ever pulled was the pay-out to Al Davis, and that has been nothing but a LOSS, and a BIG mistake. They should have stayed in LA!!

Only twelve more days for a real WINNER to show up for this (probably thankless) job..................

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Posted by Pattimac
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:06 am

To "Chaz" - what "fat retirement check" of Perata's are you referring to? Surely not the one he won't get from the California legislature. Or are you, as such a VERY informed citizen not aware that legislative electeds get no pension? That you wish Oakland stuck with someone WITHOUT political experience shows your naivete & lack of any brains. We desperately need someone with PLENTY of experience. Of course you also judge Perata's entire career on one bad move with the Raiders - it's not his fault Al Davis is totally insane. I work in transportation and know more than a little about legislation he wrote to help in that sector, and as a mother of a disable daughter I know what he did for the poor and disabled when that bronzed hasbeen actor in the Governor's office tried to rip funding out for the most basic services for those who simply have no recourse but to rely on the government to survive. I'm so glad you live in pleasant little Pleasanton where a Rhesus monkey could be elected and it wouldn't matter because you have no problems there. Keep you biased uninformed opionions to yourself, Oakland doesn't need you causing more problems.

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm

If Oakland residents are serious about seeing positive change in their city, they should not even consider voting for any Democrat.

Only conservatism can save Oakland...and all of California and America for that matter.

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Posted by Rudy
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Rebecca Kaplan is a truly fine candidate for the Mayor's seat in the City of Oakland. She knows the issues, and the people. She would take this City through some earnest, positive changes in the coming years, if the people support her. I'm so glad she's in this race!

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