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Ron Dellums is in NYC for Hillary Clinton

By Josh Richman
Thursday, December 13th, 2007 at 11:50 am in Elections, Hillary Clinton, Oakland, Ron Dellums.

dellums.jpgOakland Mayor Ron Dellums is in New York City for Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton‘s two-day Winter Summit fundraiser today and tomorrow, a $1,000- or $2,300-a-head event billed as her last national fundraising event of 2007. California Clinton spokesman Luis Vizcaino tells me Dellums — who endorsed Clinton on Oct. 1 during her visit to Laney College, and whom Clinton named her campaign’s urban-policy chairman — is running a breakout session on the campaign’s urban agenda.

Dellums can cite some Oakland examples to illustrate what’s wrong with America’s urban policy: Tuesday night’s drive-by shooting of three teens outside McClymonds High School; the nation’s 10th-highest home mortgage foreclosure rate; civil-service hiring snafus; a municipal payroll system in need of continuing reform; and so on. Let’s hope he and Clinton have clear ideas about how to make these and other wrongs right.

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  • Gyurme

    Am I missing something here? Oh, now I know what it is: I am missing Ron Dellums, our mayor, being here in Oakland helping us. Du-uhhh, what was I thinking?

  • Regina Washington

    We elected Ron Dellums to lead Oakland but he’s never here or accountable. Our city is the 4th most dangerous in the nation. Now I hear he’s in Iowa (for 3 weeks) working on the Clinton Campaign.

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