Pat Kernighan Cruises to Victory

Oakland City Councilwoman Pat Kernighan cruised to victory on Tuesday, defeating challenger Aimee Allison 54.4 percent to 45.2 percent. The moderate, pro-business Kernighan’s last-minute effort to rebrand herself as a progressive appears to have paid off in the Grand Lake-Chinatown-East Lake district. Allison, meanwhile, appears to have been hurt by the multiple mailers sent on her behalf that attacked Kernighan. The mailers opened Allison to criticism of being a hypocritical because she had attacked the efforts by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce to help Kernighan.

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