Buttigieg making inroads with West Coast donors who helped fuel Obama's rise

Dec 2015
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Buttigieg making inroads with West Coast donors who helped fuel Obama's rise
The South Bend Mayor's presidential campaign got another boost with fundraising stops in Hollywood and Silicon Valley this week.
By Josh Lederman

"For Buttigieg, the support from well-heeled donors also follows newfound interest from pop culture icons like Oprah Winfrey whose support for Obama helped raise his national profile in 2008, particularly among Americans who pay less attention to the daily political horse race. Winfrey hasn’t endorsed a candidate this year but said recently that she had encouraged director Steven Spielberg to take a look at Buttigieg."
"On his California swing this week, he also attended fundraisers hosted by Isaac Pritzker of the billionaire Pritzker family that played a major role in Obama’s ascent, and by Vicki Kennedy, the wife of Max Kennedy, whose father was former Sen. Robert Kennedy. His fundraiser at Paltrow’s home also included Nicole Avant, who played a critical role raising millions in Los Angeles cash for Obama in 2008 and was later named as his ambassador to the Bahamas."
"And while gay and lesbian donors rallied behind Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and Clinton’s campaign in 2016, many are now sending their checks to Buttigieg, the first competitive presidential candidate to be openly gay. As the beer flowed Thursday at his fundraiser in West Hollywood, his husband, Chasten Glezman, told the sold-out crowd what it was like to walk through an airport this week and see himself and his husband on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline “First Family.”
“That will never go away,” Glezman said. “That’s for every kid to see that you too can run for president.”









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Indeed with all of the immense publicity Mayor Pete is receiving and with high-profile donors from Hollywood he is sure to make a huge impact with many more in the industry that can certainly help his campaign in a major way. Billionaire Oprah alone is very influential among MILLIONS Of Americans Plus and as she warms up to Buttigieg he is sure to benefit from that and/or those whom she recommends to see him. Great going Mayor Pete!
 
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He is getting absolutely crushed by both Biden and Sanders in every single poll.

He isn't going anywhere.

Your party has already decided on Biden, its a done deal.

Unlike the republicans who put out a large field and had no clear frontrunner, the democrats obviously do.

As the months go by, Biden will start gathering the majority of donors and Butthead will simply drop out. He may stick around a bit longer than others but its not going to change anything.
 
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San Francisco and Hollywood have lots of rich people and they love to support gays. So Buttigieg is expected to cash in out on the left coast.