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Oaklanders like Gene Stuckey offer their perspectives on the city's upcoming mayoral race.

Oakland voters name their top mayoral picks

on October 26, 2010

Ten candidates, one mayoral race. As November 2 approaches, which of these candidates is making an impression on the people of Oakland? Twelve days before the election, Oakland North went to the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue to find out.

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  1. Tim Anderson on October 27, 2010 at 9:12 am

    This is great! I love these “man on the street” interviews.

    • Alyssa Fetini on October 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Tim! We love doing them! Stay tuned for a second “Man on the Street” later this week that will feature Oaklanders’ take on the gubernatorial race.

  2. mfrase on October 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Wow – based on viewing this, I think team Perata is probably right and name recognition will carry the day. With the city in so much trouble how can people be so completely out of it on even who the candidates are? Again, wow.

  3. forepj on October 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

    yes… i love these “bigot on the street” interviews. the gentleman who thinks gays shouldn’t hold office may need a history lesson. the same was said of him not very long ago.

  4. Zoe Robinette on October 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Rebecca Kaplan’s name comes up in increasingly greater numbers and 1st place endorsements in this race. I believe she is going to win.

    • OakGirl on October 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm

      Zoe, standing at 51st and Telegraph, I’d be surprised if you could not find a Kaplan supporter.

      “Malcolm X” set people relations back a little

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