SOURCE: Sara Mestas, San Leandro Mayoral Candidate

October 25, 2010 15:12 ET

Bay Area Rapper Sara Mestas ('Mo Wiley'), Running for Mayor of San Leandro, Announces the Release of the YouTube Hip-Hop Promo Video for Her Campaign: 'Where Da Money Go'

SAN LEANDRO, CA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  Fully engulfed in her campaign to be the next mayor of the Bay Area city of San Leandro, Sara Mestas (known to her music fans as Mo Wiley) wants to know one thing: "Where Da Money Go?" 

The unstoppable rap artist, political activist and mother of three ( has just released an infectious, provocative campaign video with that title to YouTube ( 

In the upcoming November 2 election, she will be running against incumbent Tony Santos, longtime city council member Joyce Starosciak and longtime school board member Steve Cassidy

The two minute video, which intercuts images of Mestas with colorful graphics of some of her lyrics and iconic historical images from American history, begins with her spoken words: "It's time for us to get back to the good old days, when we valued education, our children, our community working together..." 

The video's hip-hop oriented music track features her rapping campaign slogan lines like "Real change, this time get it right/I got your backs, stand up and fight...I'm a mom with kids who will stand her ground/I'll fight for you and then you'll know where da money go...I just wanna know where da money go." 

As the campaign heads into its final stretch, Mestas recently discussed her remarkable candidacy as a guest on the East Bay Citizen's TnT Podcast, the East Bay's only politically oriented podcast; the program began with the audio version of "Where Da Money Go." 

Mestas continues to prove she's ready for some 'Major League Ballin' (also the title of her debut album on First Kut Records, owned by rap music icon Morey Alexander) and has fashioned herself as the unconventional, break the mold "Robin Hood" candidate -- the working class champion of the average taxpayer daring to take on the long entrenched "good old boy" administration by exercising her right to run for office. 

Relating to regular Americans in her community who have, like her, struggled to survive in the current down economy, she aims to give people hope that one's past does not disqualify them from their future.

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