This weekend I learned I'll shell out $200 to get the shots of a presidential candidate none of the other photojournalists are getting because the 200-person event is closed to the media. Would've done the same for Hillary when she came out this way, but $2,700 was way out of my league. But, hell, I bet I'd donate $200 to some of the GOP presidential campaigns if it meant being able to stand right there taking photos of them and their supporters. Right up my alley. I'd reached out to The Comet's owner David Meinert (whom I've been connected with for a couple years now on Facebook) about photographing on the venue's behalf, but he never responded. Anyway, here are a few shots from The Comet, just a couple blocks from where I live.