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Looking ahead to SD9 in 2016

By Josh Richman
Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 8:55 pm in Assembly, California State Senate, campaign finance, Loni Hancock, Nancy Skinner, Sandre Swanson.

Looking beyond this year’s elections, Friday’s campaign finance deadline offered an early glance at what might be one of the East Bay’s hottest contests of 2016.

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, who is term-limited out at the end of this year, intends to run for the 9th State Senate District seat from which Loni Hancock, D- Berkeley, will be term-limited out in 2016. So is former Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, another Democrat now serving as Oakland’s deputy mayor.

Reports filed Friday show Skinner raised $162,509 and spent $39,519 in the second half of 2013, leaving her at year’s end with $188,005 cash on hand and $6,382 in debts. Swanson in the same period raised $23,100 and spent $16,956, ending 2013 with $8,133 cash on hand but $9,220 in debts.

Swanson launched a campaign to challenge Hancock in 2012, but withdrew; Hancock responded by endorsing him to succeed her in 2016.

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  • Elwood

    Sounds like Swanson is a victim of the good old dimmiecrat double cross

    Hancock or Skinner, what’s the difference? They’re both east bay liberal loons.

    I’m sure Skinner will practice her lunatic liberal chops during the two year interregnum.