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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders return to California this week

In this March 9, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stand together before the start of the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College in Miami.
In this March 9, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stand together before the start of the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College in Miami. AP

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will return this week to California, a major source of presidential campaign money and – for the first time in years – a state that still could matter when the primary arrives here in June.

Sanders will appear at a rally in San Diego on Tuesday night, shortly after nominating contests close in Arizona, Idaho and Utah. The Vermont senator has said he will continue on despite Clinton’s widening lead, telling CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday that the West Coast is “probably the most progressive part of America.”

Clinton will arrive in California on Wednesday for a pair of fundraisers in the Bay Area, including at the Atherton home of SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive.

She will raise money in the Los Angeles area on Thursday. Clinton has raised about $26 million in the state, Sanders about $9.5 million.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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