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Richmond cop, firefighter unions attack mayor {Gayle McLaughlin, Green Party}
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/5/10 | Justin Berton, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 10/05/2010 9:15:38 PM PDT by SmithL

Leaders of the Richmond police and firefighter unions launched a pre-election attack on the city's mayor Tuesday, releasing documents that showed she had defaulted on college loans and had suffered from "serious psychiatric disabilities" that left her unable to hold steady work before she was an elected official.

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, whose 2006 election made Richmond the largest city in the United States to elect a Green Party member as its mayor, is running for re-election Nov. 2 against two candidates. McLaughlin, 59, said the revelations about her past were a mean-spirited attempt to undermine her chances.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: greenparty; looneyleft; richmond; unionthugs

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin walks out of the front gates of Chevron's Headquarters after attending the annual shareholders meeting in 2009.
1 posted on 10/05/2010 9:15:44 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Wonder what kind of job she did as mayor? Doesn’t seem like she was very popular with the Unions.

2 posted on 10/05/2010 9:23:23 PM PDT by mia
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To: SmithL

This is NOT Richmond, VA! California, it seems, thinks it is the major state in America.... thus, no clarification

3 posted on 10/05/2010 9:36:41 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: mia

nope she’s not but read the article. She is a certifiable nutjob and Richmond is a hellhole with a higher murder rate than Oakland. You couldn’t pay me enough to drag a hose or drive a black and white in Richmond. And she’s defaulted on over 100k in student loans. Who’s putting it to the taxpayer more? Being that she is a Green Party member in the San Francisco Bay she just might make the union members in this saga look like the second coming of Ronald Reagan...

4 posted on 10/05/2010 9:40:37 PM PDT by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: bareford101

I guess I should have selected California as one of the topics so people like you wouldn’t be confused.

Oh wait, I did!
; )

5 posted on 10/06/2010 7:36:28 AM PDT by SmithL
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