Bernie Sanders bringing presidential campaign to San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bernie Sanders will bring his presidential campaign to San Diego, as California gears up to play a significant role in who the Democrats will select to run against President Trump in 2020.
As KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports, this is because California is joining eight other states in moving up its primary to March
The traditional campaign strategy is focusing on the Iowa caucus, the first primary in New Hampshire, followed by three other primaries may not work this time around.
But can candidates afford not to compete in California?
“It has really multiple media markets which means they not only have to invest time in our state cause our delegates are more than all of those states put together”, says Will Rodriguez Kennedy, Chair of the County Democratic Party. “If you don’t play in California you’re sitting out hundreds of delegates that are critical to where you need to go. You’re going to see a really interesting contest to see if someone gets a majority, and the votes are done proportionally so they’re gonna want to get as many delegates as they can.”
We’re also reminded that California’s 55 electoral votes go to the candidate with highest popular vote. Another important reason to campaign here.