Few scenes illustrate the fall of a once-powerful political family like a former labor boss passive-aggressively stalking people at Starbucks. But that’s apparently how Neil Struthers, former head of the local Building & Constructions Trades Council and husband to Assemblymember Nora Campos, has been spending his days since resigning his post in January. Fly’s told that Struthers has been staking out one East San Jose coffee shop in particular to glower and possibly snap smartphone photos of Councilmember-elect Magdalena Carrasco, who’s been holding public office hours there after defeating Struthers’ baby brother-in law, Xavier Campos, during the June Primary. Earlier in the summer, Struthers got into a chest-bumping tiff at Starbucks with former police union prez Bobby Lopez, who organized a well-funded committee to oust Baby X from office. With both Struthers and Lil’ X at career crossroads, Nora is the only member of the Campos Clan with a good job. But that could soon change. Holding little political sway beyond the title of Speaker pro Tem—a mostly ceremonial title as No. 2 of the State Assembly—Campos is being floated by county Supervisor Cindy Chavez as a replacement on the county Board of Supervisors for Dave Cortese, should he win the San Jose’s mayor’s race. In that scenario, Nora would have to win a special election and forfeit her final two years in the Assembly. Swapping seats could be easier said than done, though, according to experts who know the district’s demographics. More fascinating is whether Chavez, who returned to political life after losing the 2006 San Jose mayor’s race, is willing to expend the political capital necessary to save the Clan Campos from irrelevance. The family has accomplished little politically and its ties to George Shirakawa Jr.’s crimes may present too great a challenge for Chavez’ influence.