Warren to hold rally at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre tonight
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will campaign Tuesday night at Brooklyn’s historic Kings Theatre — and with the support of a former opponent.
Warren, who has served as Massachusetts’ first female senator since 2013, is running on a platform of putting power back in the hands of people and ending government corruption. She’ll be joined at the famed Flatbush venue by Julián Castro, the San Antonio politician who on Monday announced he would endorse her, just days after he ended his own bid for the Democratic nomination on Jan. 2.
As of Dec. 31, Warren had brought in more individual campaign contributions of any other presidential hopeful in Brooklyn, according to Federal Election Commission data. Since Jan. 1, 2018, the Democratic hopeful has raised almost $442,000 from individual Brooklyn donors. A single donor can make multiple contributions.
Sanders — who raised fewer dollars but saw more individual contributions than Warren — follows closest behind, having raised close to $369,000 from individual Brooklyn donors thus far.
With the Iowa Caucus less than a month away, Castro’s endorsement could boost Warren’s campaign at a critical moment. It is also the most high-profile endorsement from a one-time 2020 candidate yet, according to NPR. (California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke have not yet backed any candidates in the still-crowded field.)
Warren last rallied in New York in September. Speaking to more than 20,000 people at Washington Square Park, the presidential hopeful outlined her plans to rid the White House, Congress and courts of corruption.
Doors will open at the Kings Theatre at 5 p.m. with the event scheduled to start at 7 p.m. While free and open to the public, RSVPs are strongly encouraged. According to Warren’s campaign, admission will be on a first come, first served basis.
The Kings Theatre, located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue, can fit approximately 3,000 people.
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