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1. Oakland City Councilwoman Jean Quan came out swinging in the first mayoral debate last night, taking a shot at ex-state Senator Don Perata, who pulled out the event at the last minute, the Trib reports. “I think there are fundamental differences between some of the people on this stage and the candidate who’s not here,” Quan told the audience, referring to Perata, who has grappled with ethical problems for most of his political career. “We want an Oakland that’s not for sale.” However, the third major candidate in the race, Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, was less willing to take on the former senator. Kaplan is expected to woo both Perata’s and Quan’s supporters.

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