Republican presidential candidates former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Marco Rubio both made campaign stops in Southern California on Tuesday.
Rubio is in Long Beach to speak with members of the Petroleum Club in a two-part fundraiser; however, his event is expected to be closed to reporters, as are most fundraisers for presidential candidates.
The Florida senator is calling for “advanceable, refundable tax credit all Americans can use to purchase health insurance,” as well as putting Medicare and Medicaid on “fiscally sustainable paths.”
Bush will give his first major speech on foreign policy as a presidential candidate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley (an hour from downtown Los Angeles) on Tuesday evening. The former Florida governor will propose a strategy “to take out ISIS” and combat Islamic extremism.
Rubio’s and Bush’s campaign stops follow recent visits from Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Introduced by comedian Sarah Silverman, Sanders drew 27,000 people at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Monday during a rousing rally that touched on familiar themes of income inequality and reining in the billionaire class, while calling for a “grassroots revolution.”
Meanwhile Clinton was in town last Thursday, as Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun hosted a star-studded fundraiser for the former Secretary of State at his home, with a guest list that included Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Kris Jenner, as well as Hollywood A-listers John Travolta, Jeffrey Katzenberg and longtime Clinton friend Mary Steenburgen.
Along with sparking countless selfies with Clinton — including one of her sandwiched between Kim and Kanye — the night raised approximately $1 million to fund her bid for the White House.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 7, 2015