Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is planning a Thursday night rally in Los Angeles to help the struggling city campaign of Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), who is suddenly trailing in some polls as a man Billionaire Rick Caruso’s (D) business began to rise.
As Breitbart News reported on Sunday, Caruso — who is spending tens of millions of dollars of his own money on an insurgent campaign — has nabbed Bass and is ahead of her in at least one poll of likely voters, though. than within the poll’s margin of error. :
Billionaire developer and insurgent candidate Rick Caruso (D) has caught up with Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) in a poll released as voting begins in the Los Angeles mayoral race. Caruso now leads Bass, 39.8% to 36.8%, within the poll’s 4.9% margin of error.
The poll, by J. Wallin Opinion Research, was conducted Oct. 15-17 among 400 likely voters, and is the first poll to be taken in the wake of a massive City Hall scandal in which Democratic city council leaders were registered. make racist and anti-Semitic remarks.
Bass is a left-wing Democrat with deep past ties to communist movements and a history of support for the Cuban regime. She has moved into the political mainstream and is now considered the favorite of the Democratic Party establishment.
Caruso, while campaigning as a Democrat, only recently joined the party and left the Republican Party a decade ago. He is a longtime donor and political underdog who rides on a wave of public discontent with crime, homelessness, corruption and mainstream politics.
Sanders is campaigning nationwide for Democrats, especially left-leaning “progressive” candidates, while President Joe Biden is largely absent from the campaign trail, preferring to stay in the White House or his beach house in Delaware. , although he last week traveled to the West Coast for fundraisers and other events.
Biden’s approval ratings are so low that he presents a liability to many Democrats. One also wonders if he still has the energy to lead his party in an intense national campaign.
Sanders typically draws large crowds in California, and especially Los Angeles, so he can make a big impact on the race.
The Bernie Sanders rally for Bass is at the Playa Vista Central Park Bandshell, near LAX, at 6:00 p.m. Thursday night.
Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.