VP Candidate Tim Kaine Makes Brief Stop in Sacramento for Fundraiser

SACRAMENTO -- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine made a quick stop in Sacramento Sunday, holding a fundraising event at the new Golden 1 Center.

Many Sacramento-area Democrats attended, continuing their attacks on Donald Trump over lewd comments he made 11 years ago. That included California's 3rd District Congressman John Garamendi, Sacramento Mayor Elect Darrell Steinberg and City Council Member Steve Hansen who predicts Trumps comments will affect the down ticket votes.

"Donald Trump is kind of the Humpty Dumpty of this election, he's fallen off the wall. Scott Jones can't save him. But now Scott's running for the exits trying to save himself, and I think it's probably too late," Hansen told FOX40.

"There's been clear evidence over many, many months now about Donald Trump's real personality, who he really is," Garamendi said.

"If there was any doubt, the events of the last couple of days have I think removed any doubt," said Steinberg.

Meanwhile, Steinberg was proud to show off the new arena to such a high-profile dignitary.

"This arena is a jewel, and it demonstrates the can-do spirit here in Sacramento," Steinberg told FOX40.

Sacramento police shut down the north sidewalk of L Street as Senator Kaine entered and left the new arena.

Most people walking by thought the tight security was for wrestlers who were arriving early before Sunday night's WWE "No Mercy" event.

FOX40 was not allowed inside. Attendees paid a minimum of $500 to see the VP candidate, but some complained his brief stop at the arena was not a rally.

"This is a fundraiser that's part of a campaign, you have to raise the money, and that's what this is all about today," said Garamendi.

As the senator from Virginia sped off to his next campaign stop, Democratic politicians who spoke to FOX40 are confident Kaine and his running mate will declare victory next month.

"I, I think it's over. Maybe it was over already," Steinberg said.

While the fundraising event was not advertised there was at least one protester who carried a sign around the Golden 1 Center during the event attacking Kaine and former President Bill Clinton.