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Why Did John McCain Avoid Los Angeles?

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On the heels of a whirlwind California journey that took him to Santa Barbara and Ventura Tuesday, presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain shuffled off to another campaign stop today, skipping out on the state's biggest city and one of the nation's largest metropolises.

Why did John McCain avoid Los Angeles?

Going to Santa Barbara and Ventura counties made sense. Santa Barbara, while not majority Democratic, does have a conservative streak and Republicans outnumber Democrats in Ventura [PDF]. He spoke of energy and pulled in a butt load of money, asking supporters in Santa Barbara to shell out between $1,000 and $50,000 dollars at a fundraising event in the seaside city.

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But why not get more money from Hollywood's deep pockets, not all of whom support Obama?