After filing paperwork to run for the 15th Congressional District seat on September 13, 2011, California State Senator and former San Leandro Mayor Ellen Corbett will hold her first fundraiser later this month for her 2014 campaign. Corbett has previously served in the California Assembly and will be termed out of the California Senate in 2014.
Representative Pete Stark has said he will run for the 15th Congressional District seat in 2012. Stark faces a challenge from Dublin Vice Mayor Eric Swalwell in 2012, who had raised $70,000 as of October 10, according to the Mercury News.
As of August 1, 2011, Corbett filed paperwork showing that she had more $300,000 in two campaign accounts, which she can transfer over to her Congressional campaign account. This gives her a huge head start over former Obama administration official Ro Khanna, who also plans on running for the 15th Congressional District seat in 2014.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 10, 2011 10:05 PM | TrackBack