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Sanders, Clinton Make LA-Area Campaign Blitz

LOS ANGELES ( — Former Secretary of Sate Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will spend most of Saturday reaching out to voters across the Southland in the run-up to Tuesday's California Primary Election.

Former President Bill Clinton will also be in the area, making the case for his wife's quest to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Mrs. Clinton will spend the morning at Los Angeles Mission College for what's being called a "conversation on immigration." She will head to Fresno at nightfall.

The former president has a variety of appearances planned including one at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, another at William Jefferson Clinton Elementary School in Compton and a meeting with black clergy members at Southern Saint Paul Church in South Los Angeles.

Sanders, who has spent much of the past week barnstorming throughout California, will start his day with a news conference at the DoubleTree hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Later, Sanders will be in Boyle Heights for a town hall meeting on Latin America and immigration policy along with with Rep. Raul Grijalva.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump does not have any campaign appearances scheduled today.

Pre-election polls show Clinton and Sanders in a neck-and-neck battle to win the lion's share of California's 546 delegates.

Clinton needs fewer than 70 delegates to clinch her party's nomination -- including the hundreds of super delegates who will cast their votes at the Democratic National Convention in July.

But Sanders is counting on a California win to keep his candidacy alive, and to influence some of those super delegates to support him at the convention.

As the California campaign comes to a close, both Clinton and Sanders have lined up some of their more fervent supporters for get-out-the-vote concerts.

Clinton's concert will be Monday at the Greek Theatre with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Andra Day and Christina Aguilera among the performers scheduled to appear.

Sanders concert is scheduled for 5 p.m. tonight at the Los Angeles Coliseum with Dick Van Dyke, Susan Sarandon and Shailene Woodley among those scheduled to appear.

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