The Wellstone Democratic Club is the latest focal point for the craziness that has become the 2014 Oakland Mayor’s Race. The organization, over 200-strong, is going to hold its endorsement meeting to determine who to back to be the next political leader of Oakland. Due to the actions of some Wellstone members (and I’m guessing that Community Activist Pamela Drake has her hands on this because she’s a backer of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and a very vocal and involved club member) candidates Joe Tuman and Bryan Parker, two of the best known and well moneyed participants, were not invited to the meeting this evening.
But they’re going anyway. That’s right, they’re going to crash the party.
It’s very wrong to exclude two people who are running for the office. It’s galling. It’s even more so when you realize that Parker and Tuman provide a powerful challenge to Mayor Quan.
The meeting is at Humanist Hall 390 27th between Broadway. It’s set to start at 6 PM tonight.