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Bernie Sanders, fresh off of rallying thousands of supporters in Sacramento and Stockton last week, will return to California Tuesday for an Election Night speech.

Sanders, who vowed to make frequent stops in the state ahead of the last-in-the-nation June 7 primary, will give an evening address in the Tennis Stadium at StubHub Center on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Sanders is counting on a massive surge of newly registered voters in Oregon to carry him in Tuesday’s primary there. With Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton leading in the delegate count, Sanders is hoping recent victories in West Virginia and Indiana provide momentum in Kentucky, which also votes Tuesday.

Sanders’ plans to remain a force in the race, mostly as a way to influence the Democratic Party’s platform, could be complicated by dwindling resources. Before a rally here last week, he told The Bee he may not air television ads in California, traditionally a crucial part of campaigning in the vast state.

Last week, the campaign faced another setback when Sanders parted ways with Michael Ceraso, his California state campaign director, replacing him with Robert Becker, previously the state director in Iowa.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promises to continue his campaign through the final primaries. Sanders held a rally for Sacramento supporters at Bonney Field on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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Hear presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' comments on the high price of campaign advertising on California TV, legalized recreational marijuana, Gov. Jerry Brown, and his plans for the Democratic National Convention. He was interviewed on May 9,

Christopher Cadelago: 916-326-5538, @ccadelago

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