South by Southwest – known to most by the shorthand, SXSW – is an event that many likely know for its music and film offerings, but it’s also become a hub for some of the biggest political celebrities of the day. That includes certain Democratic presidential candidates.
Anthony Zurcher is a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for the BBC, and says nine democratic presidential candidates will appear at the festival, which started last week and lasts through Sunday.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
— Why political candidates are using the festival as an opportunity to gain notoriety
— How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stole the spotlight at the festival over the weekend
— How SXSW is a networking opportunity for political candidates
Written by Morgan Kuehler.