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Drama in Local NAACP Election

Jethroe Moore, center, won re-election as president of the local NAACP chapter. Gov. Jerry Brown—not present at the election—was thrilled. (Photo via Facebook)

It’s been called an attempted “coup,” a “hostile takeover” and an effort to “reshape the face of the organization.” What you ask? A democratic election, of course!

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Former Councilmember Forrest Williams Running for Mayor of San Jose

Former San Jose councilmembers Forrest Williams, left, and Dave Cortese will both be running in the San Jose mayor’s race next year.

Former San Jose Councilmember Forrest Williams plans to run for mayor of San Jose, leaving a little less elbow room in an already crowded field. In a bid to succeed Mayor Chuck Reed, Williams will face off against Santa Clara County Supervisor David Cortese, Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen and councilmembers Pete Constant, Sam Liccardo and Pierluigi Oliverio, amongst others.

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Political Consultants, Lobbyists Deny Running The Daily Fetch

Political consultant Dustin DeRollo says he has no role in running the anonymous links blog The Daily Fetch, but he did provide the site with an edited PDF as a source.

The Daily Fetch takes no prisoners—at least that’s what political consultant and lobbyist Dustin DeRollo told Fly when denying he has any role in producing the anonymous links blog. In the past six months, the Fetch—under new ownership—has taken a decidedly aggressive tone in going after everyone from Mayor Chuck Reed, his City Council allies and defeated county supervisorial candidate Teresa Alvarado to Metro and its staff. But one group that has received far less criticism from the blog is the organized labor machine and its elected allies, such as Cindy Chavez. So, when DeRollo’s name turned up as the quasi-editor of a PDF the site posted for a story last week, speculation in Silicon Valley political circles percolated that he and his business partner, Tom Saggau, have been orchestrating the site. Both men say that couldn’t be further from the truth, claiming DeRollo was improperly ratted out as a source for a story he expected not to lead back to him.

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