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Here they come again…

Three Democratic presidential hopefuls will swing through the Bay Area in the next week.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, will speak at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the 6th Annual San Francisco New Living Expo in the Concourse Exhibition Center at 8th and Brannan streets. Admission to the Expo for Saturday is $15, or $10 for students and senior citizens; a Friday, Saturday and Sunday pass is $30. Kucinich will have addressed the California Democratic Party convention earlier Saturday in San Diego.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will speak about 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at a Save Darfur rally in San Francisco’s Civic Center; he will have addressed the California Democratic Party convention Sunday morning in San Diego, and he’ll be headed to an event in Carson City, Nev., on Sunday night.

U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., will speak to the Commonwealth Club of California at noon Wednesday, May 2, in the Parc 55 Hotel at 55 Cyril Magnin St. in San Francisco; standard seating costs $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers, while premium seating costs $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Biden will speak again at 6 p.m. Wednesday to the World Affairs Council in the main ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 480 Sutter St. in San Francisco; standard seating costs $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers, while preferred seating costs $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. The World Affairs Council even requires pre-payment; order tickets here.

UPDATE @ 3:06 P.M. THURSDAY: Looks there’ll be some Republican action here next week, too.

Folks at the the Hoover Institution at Stanford University confirm that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will deliver a policy speech there at noon Tuesday; details haven’t been released yet. McCain’s campaign calendar shows he has fundraisers scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Westminster and 6 p.m. Wednesday in Beverly Hills.

And former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will speak to the Western Association of Venture Capitalists about “A Venture Perspective on Politics” at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Quadrus Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. The event is for WAVC members and their guests only.

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.