Oakland Mayor-elect Ron Dellums To Hold Press Conference, According to Aimee Allison

Sir Mayor-elect Ron Dellums will be condemning a federal judge’s recent decision to suspend Oakland’s campaign spending limits Thursday at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall. Funny thing is that His Royal Mayorness didn’t send out the first press release announcing his own event-Aimee Allison’s campaign did.

This is a Dellums press event, right? Yes it is, confirms Dellums spokeswoman Deborah Ford-Campbell. The Allison campaign just beat her to the send button, she says, adding that several candidates and elected officials have been invited to speak including Allison’s opponent Pat Kernighan. Dellums has not endorsed either Allison or Kernighan.

The Allison campaign press release follows.

    Dellums Speaking Out Against “Undemocratic” Election Spending
    Mayor-Elect Denouncing Unlimited Spending on Pat Kernighan’s Behalf in
    District Two City Council Race

    WHAT: Press Conference
    WHERE/WHEN: 11AM, Oakland City Hall
    WHO: Mayor-elect Ron Dellums; Candidates for the District Two seat and
    other elected officials have been invited.

    Tomorrow morning at 11AM, Mayor-elect Ron Dellums will hold a press
    conference to denounce as “undemocratic” the recent suit brought by
    OakPAC to spend unlimited amounts on any candidate. This is a rare
    public appearance for Dellums, and one of his first press events since
    June.

    Dellums will be joined by District Two City Council Candidate Aimee
    Allison (Incumbent Pat Kernighan has also been invited) at the press
    conference.

    The press conference is in reaction to a recent ruling overturning
    parts of the Oakland Campaign Finance Reform Act, which allows OakPAC,
    a pro-big business and developer group in Oakland, to make unlimited
    independent expenditures on behalf of any candidate. OakPAC has
    pledged to spend $116,000 in the last three weeks primarily to defeat
    District Two challenger Aimee Allison – over $100 per resident in the
    district.

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