Obama to raise $$$ in SF Nov. 14

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will host a “California Countdown to Change” grassroots fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St.; general admission is $30, $15 for students, and tickets are available by clicking here.

The latest national polls show Obama trailing Hillary Clinton by anywhere from 14 to 26 percentage points. And a Field Poll conducted in October found him trailing Clinton by 25 points in California.

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.

  • Greg

    Before you go to this fundraiser.

    Here is a link of an Obama interview. It’s very interesting because, while I agree that Obama is very likable in certain respects, he caught in giving yes and no answers, like he’s accused Hillary of doing. And even bigger realization, was that he was not in office at the time of the 09/11 attacks and not a member of the U.S. senator when the vote to give authorization to the executive office occurred. Since he’s been in office, his voting record has been very similar to Hillary’s.

    It’s a very interesting interview because he gets caught on issue after issue.

    Here’s the link if you want to read it.