Presidential Candidates Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg Again In LA – CBS Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Democratic presidential nominees Sen. Bernie Sanders and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended Southland Thursday for public appearances and private fundraisers.
Sanders, I-Vermont, began a two-day visit to the area, beginning with an early afternoon discussion at City Hall at the Aratani Theater in Little Tokyo. The meeting was free and open to the public.
CBSLA’s Randy Paige sat down with the Senator and asked how changing the California area code date might affect the calculation of the area code.
“Look, every campaign has limited resources. California is so big that it drives everyone crazy in that sense, ”said Sander. “It’s a very expensive state. But of course you will see the person who wins California. We think we have a really good chance of being that candidate. She will be in a very strong position for the rest of the campaign, ”he said.
Later that day, Sanders was scheduled to participate in a “grassroots fundraiser” at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. Tickets for the event started at $ 27 and went up to $ 2,800. The organizers described the meeting as “an evening of music, art and culture and a special address from Senator Bernie Sanders about our campaign and how you can be part of the political revolution”.
On Friday night, Sanders held a rally at Santa Monica High School.
Buttigieg, meanwhile, had a busy schedule for his one-day visit to Los Angeles on Thursday. His only public event was at 2:30 p.m. when he attended Vector90, a South LA co-working space co-founded by late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
There were four fundraising campaigns surrounding this performance, culminating in an evening get-together hosted by notable personalities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Sean Hayes, Jason Bateman and West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. The event was hosted by Kevin MacLellan and Brian Curran. MacLellan is chairman of global sales for NBCUniversal.
Tickets for the event ranged from $ 250 to $ 2,800.
Buttigieg started his day with breakfast in an undisclosed location hosted by investment banker Navid Mahmoodzadegan. Tickets ranged from $ 1,000 to $ 2,800. It followed with a West Hollywood lunch fundraiser hosted by actress and former ambassador Nicole Avant, filmmaker Jill Goldman, and others with tickets ranging from $ 500 to $ 2,800.
He also attended an afternoon coffee and entertainment event at Hancock Park that hosted entertainment tech entrepreneurs Mike Rose and Ruben Rodriguez. Attendees paid between $ 500 and $ 2,800 for this gathering.
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