Tweets of the Oakland Mayoral Race: week in review




The Oakland mayoral race cannot be escaped these days. On the eve of the election, any politically-minded Oaklander’s feed is full of  “@” mentions, #mayoral hashtags, and links to polls and studies of varying relevance. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel even got into the act spoofing one of the contenders recently (the horse loving, gun toting Peter Liu), as @oaklandunseen pointed out.

Not everybody is impressed with the candidates so far:

October 23rd brought a big announcement: Ruby, Tuman, and Parker called a mysterious press conference:

It turns out, they all banded together to support one another as city hall outsiders.  OKCouncil said:

Tell us how you really feel, @OKCouncil.
Meanwhile, Libby Scaaf’s campaign picked up powerful endorsements:

Rebecca Kaplan lost her lead in the polls, but she kept her energy up:

But there are some who believe Jean Quan will win the re-election.

In the end, there’s always this charming “selfie” of all the candidates at the Oakland Sports Forum on the night the Giants won the world series.

Bonus funny moment:

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Sara is a proud resident of the Clinton/East Lake area of Oakland, where she enjoys her current gig as a stay-at-home mom. She grew up in Minnesota and Colorado before moving to the Bay Area in 2006. She has a background in art and worked as a graphic designer for many years. She feels her connection to the community is best held by exploring new places, asking people about their stories, and bearing witness to the changes surrounding us all.

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