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

The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman Laurie Capitelli’s mayoral campaign. That leaves City Councilman Jesse Arreguín’s mayoral campaign at a severe monetary disadvantage. Photos: Mark Coplan The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman […]

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

Five of the eight people running for Berkeley mayor wait before the start of the CENA/Bateman Neighborhood Association Forum. From left to right: Jesse Arreguín, Ben Gould, Kriss Worthington, Laurie Capitelli and Mike Lee. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel See update at bottom. With 28 days until the Nov. 8 election, Berkeley mayoral candidate, and city councilman, […]

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

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich endorsed Laurie Capitelli for mayor today, a week after Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Jesse Arreguín for the same position. Photo: Capitelli campaign 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, […]

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

Laurie Capitelli talks to prospective voters at a house party in July. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]