Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

California Dreaming: Clinton Sees Big Win, Sanders an Upset

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

California Dreaming: Clinton Sees Big Win, Sanders an Upset

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LOS ANGELES * With the primary season's biggest prize in play, Hillary Clinton has fashioned a strategy to reprise her 2008 victory in California when she defeated Barack Obama by running up big margins with Hispanics and women. Bernie Sanders is hoping for an upset to sustain his argument to stay in the race.

There is another historical backdrop for Clinton: Her husband locked up his first presidential nomination in the California primary in 1992. This year, the state's June 7 Democratic primary offers the largest trove of delegates in the nation and gives Clinton the opportunity for a turnaround after Sanders defeated her in West Virginia and Indiana.

She's got the party's nomination all but clinched, no matter what happens, but a loss in the Democratic stronghold would be a stinging setback and refresh questions about her electability in November. …

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