Thirteen of the hundred or so people running for the Democratic presidential nomination next year are heading to San Francisco this weekend for the California Democratic Party Organizing Convention, which kicks off today at the Moscone Center.
The whole baker's dozen will be speaking at the convention, and half of them will also be making appearances at Manny's Cafe at 16th and Valencia, which has become the city's new hub for high-profile political drop-ins. The first to do so was Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, who held a fundraiser and mini-rally at Manny's Thursday night. ABC 7 reports that fans were chanting her name on the street.
At a Friday welcoming reception, Mayor London Breed and former SF supervisor David Campos (the current DCCC chair) will be speaking at the convention..
Starting Saturday, there will be stump speeches by Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Klobuchar, as well as former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Also on Saturday there will be appearances by House Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Eric Swalwell, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, as KTVU tells us.
According to the schedule, Reps. Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff will be speaking at a dinner on Saturday.
On Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Rep. John Delaney, and Julian Castro will be speaking.
Additionally, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will be in town Tuesday for an appearance at Manny's at 5 p.m.
The only notable candidate not coming to town this weekend is Joe Biden, but Manny's Cafe owner Manny Yekutiel tells KTVU that he's trying to secure Biden for an appearance "within the coming weeks."