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.

  • Patty O’Day

    What a great move by the Romney campaign!

  • JohnW

    Though I have no intention of voting for Romney, I have to admit that this was one of his better campaign moves.

    Better than the hecklers he sent to disrupt an Obama campaign event on the steps of the Massachusetts Capitol. No, I’m not whining about the heckling per se. Both sides do it, and I wish they wouldn’t. What was stupid was how obvious Romney was about it. First, the youthful, blond haired, white shirted, narrow dark necktie guys that were front and center (and blowing bubbles), looked like they were straight out of Mormon missionary central casting. Second, Romney goes on TV and virtually admits that he sent them, because if the Obama people do it, “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” And what’s with the guys blowing the bubbles?