California or bust: Bernie Sanders charts a White House path

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane walk to get hot dogs at Nathan's Famous after a campaign rally on the boardwalk at Coney IslandBy Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defying opinion polls and expert predictions, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders aims to seize the party’s White House nomination from Hillary Clinton’s grasp with a last-ditch come-from-behind triumph in California. By far the most populous U.S. state, California is the largest prize of the state-by-state nominating contests, and the vote on June 7 is one of the last before Democrats convene in July to select a nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential election. An aggressive schedule of large rallies is planned along with heavy purchases of TV, radio and online advertising in three languages and a “far, far more expensive” campaign effort than in any other state, Sanders campaign sources disclosed.

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