Hillary Clinton is headed to the Golden State to campaign just ahead of the primary on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Sanders has been making his case to the people of California for weeks.
Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, is launching a five-day swing in the state in hopes of winning the primary and convincing Sanders, as well as his supporters, that it’s time to unite behind her.
Sanders, who has been traversing the state by bus, vows to stay in the campaign until the convention in July. Last month, the Vermont senator held over 27 rallies in the Golden State, and his schedule will only get tighter in the days leading up to the primary.
The Clinton camp argues that this year’s race “goes beyond partisanship” and says Trump would be unlike any president we’ve seen in modern times. Clinton is fighting on two fronts: to clinch the nomination and to focus on Trump.
Recent polls in California show Clinton and Sanders neck-and-neck, with Sanders only trailing behind by two points, 49% to 47%.
Clinton aides say the former secretary of state will be largely ignoring Sanders in the Golden State, and acknowledged that a loss in California would be an embarrassment for the campaign, nothing more.