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Bernie Sanders to rally supporters in Vallejo, San Jose

Bernie Sanders plans to make his mark in California

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,
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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,

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.

A fan at a Bernie Sanders rally in Stockton on May 10, 2016, said he'll vote for a third party candidate in November if Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic presidential nomination.

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.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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