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.