Freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell will launch his re-election campaign’s first television advertisement Wednesday.
“It starts tomorrow and we’re not going to go dark – it’ll stay on through the duration of the campaign,” Swalwell campaign consultant Lisa Tucker said Tuesday, adding it’s a six-figure buy on local cable channels.
So Swalwell, D-Dublin, is bringing his significant fundraising edge to bear. Meanwhile, his Democratic challenger, state Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, is keeping her profile high with official events in her district.
Last week, she held a “walking town hall” with constituents at the Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness and hosted a summit on sexual assaults on college campuses at CSU-East Bay in Hayward. This Friday, Corbett will hold a news conference in San Leandro touting her two bills – SB 894 and SB 895 – to reform oversight of assisted living facilities, in response to the fiasco at Castro Valley’s Valley Springs Manor last fall.
Republican candidate Hugh Bussell, the Alameda County GOP vice chairman from Livermore, will attend the county GOP’s leadership dinner on Friday, May 2 in Pleasanton, along with Republican candidates including gubernatorial contender Neel Kashkari.