Hillary Clinton holds gathering in Santa Barbara

June 6, 2016

Hillary ClintonDemocratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Santa Barbara on Saturday. Unlike her challenger Bernie Sanders, Clinton held a private gathering and drew a crowd of protesters outside.

Earlier Saturday, Clinton held a public rally at a high school in Ventura. Then she met with mostly female supporters at the restaurant Jill’s Place in Santa Barbara.

Outgoing Congresswoman Lois Capps introduced Clinton and sat next to her during the event. Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, who is running for Capps’ seat, also attended the event. Other attendees included Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley and State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.

During the gathering, Clinton spoke about immigration reform, making college more affordable and what it is like to be a grandmother. Clinton also said her presumptive Republican challenger Donald Trump plans to seize people and put them in camps and load them onto buses and trains.13327639_10154284124529275_1372346509164101550_n

Protesters stood outside the event holding signs against Clinton and in favor of Sanders. Authorities cordoned off nearby streets during the event. Still, the protesters’ chants could be heard from within the restaurant.

On the previous Saturday, Sanders spoke at public rallies in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. The Santa Maria event drew more than 7,000 people.

Clinton currently leads Sanders by nearly 800 delegates, when factoring in super delegates. Including super delegates, Clinton leads Sanders 2,357 to 1,566. A Democratic presidential candidate needs a total of 2,383 delegates to clinch the party’s nomination.

Heading into Tuesday’s primary, polls indicate Clinton and Sanders are neck and neck in California.



  1. almostgone says:

    Two Nurse Ratcheds in the same room!!

    (6) 8 Total Votes - 7 up - 1 down
  2. UncleCharlie says:

    Republicans lost any hope of having a seat at the table for perhaps many generations with Prop’s 187 and 8. And they still don’t get that. Change is impossible without learning, and learning is not happening with the CA GOP. Even basic math is beyond them, as in current demographics and how they are trending. Do the math. Being an angry, disappointed, aggrieved white person is your choice, just as is not being one. I’m a 58 y.o. white m,an who was also alarmed at the demographic trends and their possible negative outcomes. What transpired was that I learned that the more cultures sitting at the table, the better we all are as people because if we are willing, we come to appreciate our many shared values and respect our differences.

    Or you can just stay pig headed and pissed off in the Grand Old Party.

    (-11) 15 Total Votes - 2 up - 13 down
    • Kaiser Bill says:

      I’ll sum up this post in one sentence.

      Its great that America is turning into Mexico, and Republicans need to just accept it.

      (4) 4 Total Votes - 4 up - 0 down
      • UncleCharlie says:

        Golly Bill, you sound really angry. But I hear Iowa, Oklahoma, and Nebraska are still practicing Jim Crow and you get Honey Boo Boo on loop 24/7. Plus, you won’t get beat up again at the next Mein Trumpf rally.

        Bon Voyage!

        (-5) 5 Total Votes - 0 up - 5 down
      • Rambunctious says:

        well the food is good, kinda like the music too. Mexico is a Christian nation and not very PC, kind of like America once was. So okay! Margaritas all around! YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA!

        (-2) 2 Total Votes - 0 up - 2 down
    • r0y says:

      The Republican Party is like Washington Generals – they’re just happy to be there and getting any attention, knowing full well they are only there to lose and provide entertainment (news).

      I just wish the Democrat Party has a fraction of the talent that the Harlem Globetrotters had.

      (0) 0 Total Votes - 0 up - 0 down
    • nonlib says:

      the vote for prop 8 didn’t go your way so what did they 5% of the population do??? Get it put back on the ballot untill it passed??? talk about PIG HEADED.

      (0) 0 Total Votes - 0 up - 0 down
  3. shelworth says:

    You can almost hear the “Mu-hahaha” as she rubs her hands together.

    (8) 16 Total Votes - 12 up - 4 down
  4. Russ J says:

    Great smile Hillary. I most unusual pose for her.

    (5) 9 Total Votes - 7 up - 2 down

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