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Mike Gravel to spend election night in Berkeley

mike-gravel.jpgMike Gravel — the former U.S. Senator from Alaska and the only Democrat besides Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on the ballot and still in tomorrow night’s race — will be at Spud’s Pizza, 3290 Adeline St. (at Alcatraz) in Berkeley.

It’s an open-house type event hosted by World Can’t Wait–Drive Out the Bush Regime activists; the candidate, who says he’s the only true progressive left now that John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich have dropped out, will be there from 6 to 9 p.m.

He’s around today, too: a 3 p.m. meet-and-greet at the Red Vic, 1665 Haight St. in San Francisco, and then a 6:30 p.m. address in the Xavier Room at the University of San Francisco’s Fromm Hall, at Golden Gate and Parker avenues.

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.