Current and former Democratic mayors from around the country were in the Bay Area Saturday, lending their support to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary run.
In San Jose, Clinton supporters were joined by Michael Nutter, a former Philadelphia mayor. He says he’s backing Clinton because of her stance on gun control.
“Hillary Clinton is really the only candidate in this race who will stand up to the gun lobby,” Nutter said. “We know that Donald Trump will not and his proposals will actually make America less safe.”
Other mayors scattered at phone banks include Mayor Christopher Jones of Harrisonburg, VA, Mayor Tony Yarber of Jackson, MS, Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven, CT, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC, and Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, MO.
Meanwhile, Clinton’s Democratic rival Bernie Sanders attended a rally in Santa Barbara. He is slated to be in the East Bay Area Monday for a public event in Oakland at 2 p.m. Both candidates have been focusing their considerable ire on Trump.