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Oakland mayor’s race

Rebecca Kaplan making her announcement that she is running for mayor in East Oakland on June 5, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Joins Crowded Oakland Mayor’s Race

Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.

06/05/2014

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Oakland Mayor Vote Count To Drag On For Days

Elections officials in Alameda County began their day early again Tuesday, tasked with counting several thousand more provisional ballots. But, Oakland’s mayoral race was still considered too close to call.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/09/2010

Oakland Mayoral Contest Boils Down To Perata And Quan

Quan Edging Perata In Oakland Mayor’s Race

The Oakland mayor’s race is down to two candidates with city councilwoman Jean Quan taking a slim lead over former State Senator Don Perata.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/06/2010

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Some East Bay Voters Confused By Voting System

Many voters in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro spent more time than usual at the polls, thanks in part to the new ranked-choice voting system.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/02/2010

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Candidates Debate Oakland’s Problems In Mayoral Forum

Nine Oakland mayoral candidates generally agreed Thursday night that the city’s next leader needs to fight crime, create more jobs and find a way to balance the city’s budget.

CBS San Francisco–09/24/2010