Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, or "Mayor Pete" as he is called, was in full campaign mode Monday when he spoke at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose.
But his visit wasn’t about raising a lot of money, he said. It was about connecting with the people.
"This place is really about the future, and I don’t only mean there’s a lot of technology here," he told NBC Bay Area.
The visit, he said, was about meeting with grassroots supporters and to talk about issues like immigration.
"People looking over their shoulder in fear of ICE raids are not experiencing security," he said, speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 people.
Cheryl Hurd has the full story in the video above.