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Rally for Karen Bass in Los Angeles

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.

Democratic candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), speaks during the annual Labor Day Parade hosted by the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition on September 5, 2022 in Wilmington, in California. About 5,000 people were expected to attend the event, which was held amid an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service for most of Southern California through September 7. Labor Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1882 in New York. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

Rally for Karen Bass in Los Angeles

Rick Caruso campaigns in the dense Jewish neighborhood of Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, May 31, 2022. (Joel Pollak/Breitbart News)

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.

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