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Josh RichmanJosh Richman covers state and federal politics and elections for the Bay Area News Group, which includes the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and many other newspapers. Follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richman, or find him on Facebook at Josh.Richman2 or Google+ at

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.