Not going to St. Paul? Watch it here.

The Alameda County Republican Party is hosting a nomination acceptance speech watching party at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in its Pleasanton campaign headquarters, 4637 Chabot Dr. Suite 102; if you want to help them phone-bank for John McCain, arrive at 5 p.m. Contact them at 510-638-3414 or info@alamedagop.org to let ’em know you’re coming.

The Contra Costa GOP is having a party at 6 p.m. that night too, hosted by co-hosted by California Republican Party Vice Chair Tom Del Beccaro and Jeff Elfont. RSVP to Contra Costa Republican Party Executive Director Michael Caporusso at michael.caporusso@gmail.com or 925-930-9551 and he’ll tell you where it is.

Or, find a house party close to you.

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.