Hardball Politics, Big Money Set Tone in East Bay Senate Race

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On May 19, East Bay voters in California's 7th State Senate District will choose a new representative. Their candidates in this special election are Orinda Mayor Stephen Glazer and State Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla -- two Democrats, whose political fate may lie in the hands of Republican voters. We'll cut through the hyperbole of this $7 million-plus race and get the candidates' takes on issues such as taxes, BART strikes and teacher tenure reform.


Susan Bonilla, California assemblymember representing the 14th District and candidate for the 7th State Senate District

Steven Glazer, mayor of Orinda and candidate for the 7th State Senate District