“Mad Dog” McAuliffe arrives on book tour

mcauliffe.jpgFormer Democratic National Committee chairman, noted “Friend of Bill & Hill” and fundraising powerhouse Terry McAuliffe will speak next Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Commonwealth Club of California office, on the second floor of 595 Market St. in San Francisco. Says the club’s news release:

The man being credited with the Democratic Party’s recent victories in the House and Senate, Terry McAuliffe, and soon be at the forefront of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, will discuss his experiences working closely with the country’s most prominent and influential Democrats. For more than twenty-five years, McAuliffe has been at the heart of American politics, fighting hard for the Democratic Party. Since his first job with the Carter-Mondale campaign straight out of Catholic University in Washington, McAuliffe has hobnobbed with everyone from Tip O’Neill to Jimmy Carter.

It’s a 5:30 p.m. wine-and-cheese reception, a 6 p.m. program and a 7 p.m. signing of his new book, What a Party!: My Life Among Democrats. Tickets cost $12 for members, $18 for non-members, and reservations can be made through the club’s Web site.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.