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Bernie Sanders to rally supporters in Vallejo, San Jose

Bernie Sanders, increasingly shifting his focus to California ahead of the state’s June 7 primary, will return to Northern California on Wednesday to rally supporters in Vallejo and San Jose.

The rallies follow a Tuesday night speech by the insurgent presidential candidate in Los Angeles County, after polls close in Kentucky and Oregon.

Despite Hillary Clinton’s near-lock on the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders has insisted he still can win. A victory by the Vermont senator in California – the nation’s most populous state – would not derail Clinton’s path to the nomination. But it could boost Sanders’ effort to carry a more progressive agenda to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

Sanders is scheduled to speak on Wednesday afternoon at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose at 1 p.m. with doors opening at 10 a.m. That evening, Sanders will speak at Vallejo Waterfront Park at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 4 p.m.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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