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Libby Schaaf Roundly Booed Over Handling of Housing Issues at First Oakland Mayoral Debate
by Dave Id
Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 2:37 PM
The first Oakland mayoral debate of the 2018 election was sponsored by the Alameda County Democratic Party on August 23. Cat Brooks was widely viewed as the winner, with her command of the issues and passionate advocacy for a more just Oakland. Pamela Price and Saied Karamooz made strong showings as well. Libby Schaaf was defensive and tense, as she was in later debates. Schaaf eventually stopped attending candidate forums. (Full debate audio below.)
(Video from ACDems. :15)

When Schaaf claimed to be as furious and outraged about homelessness as any other candidate, a large portion of the audience laughed, hissed, and booed. Schaaf then snarled, "You can all rip on the Tuff Sheds program all you want!"

Candidates in attendance were Libby Schaaf, Nancy Sidebotham, Cat Brooks, Saied Karamooz, Cedric Anthony Troupe, Pamela Price.

The debate was held at the Elihu Harris State Office Building auditorium in downtown Oakland. Former Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris moderated.

Full debate audio below

See also:

Cat Brooks Commands, Schaaf Struggles in First Mayoral Debate

Mayoral campaign websites:

Cat Brooks for Oakland mayor

Pamela Price for Oakland Mayor

Saied Karamooz for Oakland Mayor
§Full debate audio
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 2:37 PM
(audio 56:23)

Audio inadvertently begins toward the end of Nancy Sidebotham's opening statement, missing Libby Schaaf's.
(video :14)

"Better than Hitler" is hardly a ringing endorsement.