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Real-estate interests spend $92K to help elect candidates

The political action committee of the National Association of Realtors has poured $92,486 into the Berkeley election in recent weeks, with almost two-thirds of that going to support Laurie Capitelli in his race for mayor. The realtors spent $60,382 to send out flyers in support of Capitelli, whose main challengers are fellow City Councilmen Jesse […]

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With 28 days to the election, fundraising gap between mayoral candidates widens

See update at bottom. With 28 days until the Nov. 8 election, Berkeley mayoral candidate, and city councilman, Laurie Capitelli has more than twice the amount of cash to spend on the race than his fellow candidate, City Councilman Jesse Arreguín. And he has 15 times as much to spend as City Councilman Kriss Worthington, who […]

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With Bernie Sanders, Robert Reich endorsements, Berkeley mayor’s race goes national

National politics have entered the Berkeley mayor’s race. On Sept. 8, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic Party presidential candidate, endorsed Jesse Arreguín for mayor of Berkeley, one of 100 local candidates Sanders endorsed around the country. Today, Robert Reich, a former U.S. Labor Secretary and a UC Berkeley professor, endorsed Laurie Capitelli, calling […]

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The mayor’s race is off and running: Where do campaign coffers stand?

In the last six months, mayoral candidate Laurie Capitelli has raised $67,135 in donations, according to recently filed campaign finance statements. That’s almost 35% more than one of his strongest rivals and fellow city council member, Jesse Arreguín, who raised $24,858 in that same period for a total raised of $47,326. (Prior to Jan. 1, […]

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Berkeley mayoral hopefuls weigh in on homelessness

With longtime Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates completing what he says will be his last term, six people have expressed interest in running for his seat come November 2016. Berkeleyside asked each of them to share their views, in 200 words, about what they see as potential solutions to ending homelessness. Read their ideas below. See full coverage on Berkeleyside of […]