Oakland Mayoral Candidate Kaplan Received Cash from A's After Stadium Vote - NBC Bay Area

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Kaplan Received Cash from A's After Stadium Vote

Contributions made after key Coliseum vote have been returned

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    Oakland Mayoral Candidate Kaplan Received Cash from A's After Stadium Vote
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    Wide receiver Denarius Moore #17 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates with offensive tackle Menelik Watson #71 after a touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Carr #4 during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at O.co Coliseum on August 28, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    A's owner Lew Wolff said City Council member Rebecca Kaplan was a big help in helping secure an extended lease at O.co Coliseum.

    And Wolff thanked Kaplan for it, with some of the $2,100 in campaign contributions Wolff and his family have given the mayoral candidate, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Kaplan has since returned the cash, which might be a violation of state and local law restricting contributions from people doing business with the city within a three-to-six month period, the newspaper reported.

    Kaplan was lauded as a major player in securing the A's two-year lease extension by Wolff, whose family wrote her three $700 checks, on Aug. 19 and on Sept. 3, the newspaper reported.

    In her quest to unseat Mayor Jean Quan, Kaplan has promoted her ability to deliver on the Coliseum deal.

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