Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – KCBS, CBS 5 and SF Chronicle Insider Phil Matier shared his thoughts on the recall effort for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

Quan picked up some support in her fight against the recall effort from the Alameda Labor Council.

“The recall was launched by opponents of Jean Quan and it really picked up steam after Occupy,” Matier said.

Matier claims Quan is trying to get her friends in labor to say this recall is a bad idea for the city. Matier said this support may not be enough, and they are easier to fight once they make the ballot.

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier:

Matier said Quan is very close with labor.

“Jean has been very tight,” he said. “When push comes to shove, they rally around.”

Matier said right now the recall effort is ruled by emotion.

“It’s not your friends that keep the recall from happening or not happening,” he said. “It’s your enemies.”

Matier said no names have been seriously discussed to take Quan’s place.

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