Friday Must Read: Perata Consultant Says They Should Have Attacked Quan and Kaplan More; Gas-Taking Alameda Fire Chief Quits

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. John Whitehurst, a political consultant for ex-state Senator Don Perata, told the Trib’s Josh Richman that the campaign’s only mistake was not attacking Jean Quan and Rebecca Kaplan. Perata had depended on a Sacramento group with close ties to him to finance hit-pieces against Quan during the fall, but his own campaign didn’t go negative on her. And he and his supporters laid off Kaplan after attacking her in June. Whitehurst, however, apparently didn’t acknowledge the numerous mistakes the Perata campaign made with ranked choice voting.

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