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Before, during and after the election

on November 7, 2010

This photo feature goes back a few weeks but focuses primarily on the photos we got from our election coverage. We’ll start off with general news photos and end with the pictures from Nov. 2. Enjoy!

Wrecking Belles: Rolling through Richmond one jam at a time

A jammer from the Wrecking Belles, a Richmond roller derby team, speeds around the track. “A lot of people are drawn to the sport because of the mystery around it,” said Chantilly Mace. “But it takes an incredible amount of physical strength and athleticism.” (Photo by Anne Brice)

Tracking truants on Richmond’s streets

Officer Ray Hernandez stops a 16-year-old near the corner of 23rd Street and Nevin Avenue. (Photo by Mark Oltmanns)

In-home help threatened with budget cuts

Without her IHSS-funded caretakers, Linda Mohrbacher says she would have to move to a nursing home. “They make my life possible,” she says. (Photo by Chris Connelly)

Just trying to take him down

JV Oiler Eric Frankin, 42, takes down Berkeley High JV player with 7 minutes and 9 seconds left of the 3rd quarter. (Photo by Becca Friedman)

A city enveloped in Blossoms and Thorns

The Blossoms & Thorns exhibit, at the Richmond Art Center, will run through Nov. 13, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Becca Friedman)

Now we’ll switch gears and look at the election. For our complete election coverage go here. If you want to see more election photos, check out our liveblog from election night.

Kicking it with Corky

If you wanted to find city council candidate Corky Boozé on election day, you probably went to Caspers, his unofficial headquarters. The hot dog joint stayed open until midnight so Boozé’s fans could catch the results and celebrate. (Photo by Becca Friedman)

L-R: City Council candidate Corky Boozé, Aisha Hall, Tina Sanchez, Wes Johnson. (Photo by Hyun-Jin Seo)

Jackie Thompson, treasurer for Corky Booze’s campaign committee, said though she has a good feeling about the election, she is always praying. “I’ve been doing that last minute effort of giving handouts and making phone calls, because some people are still undecided on who they want to vote for,” she said. (Photo by Becca Friedman)

Clarence Gallon said that this election was weird. “All the advertisements, the Tea Party, witchcraft—people are coming from nowhere and getting elected,” he said. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Andrés Soto, co-founder of the RPA, shows his allegiance with his candidate buttons. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

With no internet connection at mayoral candidate Nat Bates’s office, the crowd hovers around a supporter’s iPhone to read results. (Photo by Emily Bender)

Mayoral candidate John Ziesenhenne is full of hope at the beginning of the night. (Photo by Hyun-Jin Seo)

Jovanka Beckles said she was campaigning to show people that they have options.(Photo by Robert Rogers)

City council candidate Maria Viramontes sits at the Contra Costa Labor Campaign Center on San Pablo. (Photo by Mark Oltmanns)

City council candidate Rhonda Harris (R) speaks to Juan Diaz (L), a first-time voter. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

City council candidate Virginia Finlay watches the first numbers come in. (Photo by Mark Oltmanns)

Nat Bates gives a goodnight speech around 11:30 p.m. and asks his supporters to get some sleep. (Photo by Emily Bender)

“We are those that understand that our society cannot be ruled by corporations anymore,” said McLaughlin at the Richmond Progressive Alliance Headquarters at 10:15 p.m. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

City councilmember Maria Viramontes said she was proud of her clean campaign. City councilmember Myrna Lopez looks on supportively. (Photo by Mark Oltmanns)

Eduardo Martinez reacts to a joke along with Margaret Jordan at the RPA headquarters. Earlier in the day, Martinez was the victim of a hit-and-run. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Supporters shout ‘Four more years’ for Mayor McLaughlin at the RPA party. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

The numbers start to roll in just after the polls closed. “Her greenness” appears to be winning. (Photo by Hyun-jin Seo)

Corky Boozé and Rudy Ramirez of his campaign strategy team check the latest results. (Photo by Becca Friedman)

Nat Bates fist-bumps supporters. The Bates crowd dined on shrimp at their election night party. (Photo by Emily Bender)

John Ziesenhenne reacts to losing his bid for mayor at the Contra Costa Labor Campaign Center party. (Photo by Mark Oltmanns)

Jovanka Beckles dances at the Richmond Progressive Alliance party. She finally won a seat on the council. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Corky Boozé celebrates the first group of precinct results with Lynette Gibson McElhaney. (Photo by Becca Friedman)

Earlier in the evening, Lopez choked up as she praised Viramontes, saying she is “the hardest working person. When she takes you under her wing, she really does a good job.” They are seen hugging here, as they find out they lost their re-election bids. (Photo by Mark Oltmanns)

Mr. Coco hangs out at Nat Bates’ headquarters, amusing supporters. “He’s very patriotic,” said Inez Brown, his owner. (Photo by Emily Bender)

Mayor McLaughlin celebrates her re-election at the RPA headquarters. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Nat Bates stands by his truck as he removed one of his campaign signs out of a neighborhood lawn. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

RPA supporters leaves the party late Tuesday night. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Eduardo Martinez takes off his shoes after a long day of voting and campaigning. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

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