Alameda Sun: Election Fallout, November 11, 2010
Election filings show that SunCal, or Argent Management if you prefer, spent $3,400 to paint each mayoral candidate and current vice-mayor Doug deHaan and city council candidate and current mayor Beverly Johnson in a negative light.
The developer seemed more worried about Jean Sweeney winning a council seat as it spent $8,000 to dissuade voters from voting for her. If you take the amount spent as a worry meter, SunCal was very worried that current councilman Frank Matarrese would take the mayor's seat.
The developer spend $36,000 in an attempt to prevent Alamedans from voting for him.