If anyone knows how to unseat an entrenched Republican representative in a swing congressional district, it’s Ellen Tauscher. Now she wants to apply lessons learned from her stunning 1996 East Bay victory to Central and Southern California in 2018. Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher in a 2015 appearance in Concord. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)Five years after leaving government, Tauscher is back in the political fold. Gov.
Mark Peterson doubled down — and lost. Back in December, after paying a fine to the Fair Political Practices Commission for his illegal use of campaign funds, he could have resigned as Contra Costa’s district attorney and probably walked away with his full pension and a clean criminal record. Instead, after claiming he was “humbled and embarrassed by my mistakes,” Peterson quickly demonstrated that he wasn’t.
Where did the money go? That’s a key unanswered question in the saga of Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson’s illegal use of $66,372 in campaign funds. The voters of Contra Costa deserve answers, especially now that Peterson has refused to resign and announced he will seek re-election. They deserve to know exactly how he used contributions that were supposed to fund his campaign. The law-breaking by the county’s top law-enforcement official was egregious.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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