Sanders, Clinton focusing attention on California

Sanders, Clinton focusing attention on California

As California primary is drawing nearer, both Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are trying all possible ways to convince state voters who have always played a crucial role in the selection of the president.

Clinton, who is currently leading the race among Democrats, is going to hold a couple of fundraisers in the state. One of the two events was scheduled to take place in the Bay Area at $100,000 per couple, while the second will take place in Los Angeles this Saturday.

On the other hand, Sanders will counter her in the state with an advert highlighting his claim that his contributions average merely $27 a person.

Supporters of the Vermont senator will assemble at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Figueroa Street at 1 a.m. on Sunday for a rally, which will feature speakers and performances from Flower Punks, Valida & Vision. The campaign organizers are hopeful that the rally will attract more than 5,000 people.

Clinton is leading the race for Democratic presidential nomination for the president, but Sanders managed to slash her once 63-point lead in California to just six points. With less than a couple of months left in California’s June 7 primary, he has cut Clinton’s lead among Latinos to 7 points. Last October, he trailed Clinton by 30 points.

California, the largest as well as the most populous states in the U.S., is the biggest prize with 475 delegates at stake in its upcoming primary.