June 22, 2015: Where are the candidates today?

What are Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz doing today to get closer to the White House?

Los Angeles, (ENTRAVISION).- In the midst of controversy emerging from the tragic shooting in Charleston last week, where nine people were shot in a historically black church, the 16 Democrat and Republican candidates continue their race to the 2016 presidential elections.

Here's what four of them are doing today to get closer to the White House:

Rand Paul

Kentucky senator and Republican candidate, Rand published another part of his "Waste Report", in which he points out several outrageous expenses by the U.S. government. Today he focuses on the $188,000 going to a university professor to write a book on why the American public can't adhere to the metric system.

Rand is facing controversy today as information emerged that he (as well as Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz) had received donations from the leader of a white supremacy group that is said to have influenced Dylan Roof, author of the Charleston murders last week. “RandPAC is donating the funds to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund to assist the victims families,” said Sergio Gor, a spokesman for the campaign, according to the New York Times.

Hillary Clinton

The Democratic presidential candidate will be attending a fundraiser in Carmel, Indiana tonight. Part of a long list of house parties organized by her campaign, this one is to be hosted by senator and former Indiana governor, Evan Bayh. Tickets to attend the event are $2,700.

Marco Rubio

The Republican candidate will be attending a fundraiser in Houston, Texas tonight. The event will be hosted by businessman Steve Webster, who donated 1 million dollars to the Mitt Romney campaign in 2012. Tickets are $500 to attend, $10,000 to co-host, $25,000 to host and $50,000 to chair the event.

Ted Cruz

The Texas senator will be in Nipomo, Califronia today, whee he will discuss the major points of his campaign with Central Coast residents. The event is part of a series of talks organized by the San Luis Obispo Couty Republican Party. A $25 donation is recommended for attendees.

Cruz is also surrounded by controversy today because of a o photo published by AP on Saturday . The photo lines up Cruz with the image of a gun, which outraged the Republican social media community. The photo was captured at a "Celebrate the Second Amendment" event the senator attended in Texas.



June 22, 2015: Where are the candidates today?

What are Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz doing today to get closer to the White House?