Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell drew a crowd of enthusiastic local supporters to a town hall and rally Sunday afternoon at the Factory 12 Event Loft.
Swalwell, a four-term incumbent Congressman from California is married to Columbus native Brittany Watts Swalwell. He drew big applause from the supportive crowd with his take on issues including women’s reproductive rights:
The crowd also backed his positions on supporting teachers and gun control.
After the event, Swalwell said that Columbus residents are also concerned about the health of their democracy:
Swalwell said that Columbus had more political diversity, than just being Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown..
Local Democrat Bob Pitman said he was impressed.
Local Democrat Michael Schoumacher said he appreciated the message.
Bartholomew County Democratic chairman Bob Hyatt said that he was impressed with the turnout, especially on a rainy Sunday afternoon.