Bill Clinton to Swing Through Central Valley for Hillary

Lodi vineyards Central Valley California (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

Former president Bill Clinton will return to California next week for a series of campaign events on behalf of his wife Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy.

Clinton is scheduled to land in California on Saturday for a pair of events in Chula Vista and Pomona, according to the Fresno Bee.

The former president will continue his swing through California with a trip to the Central Valley, where he is set to speak at 2 p.m. at a United Farm Workers Convention at the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield.

On Monday, Clinton will host a public event in the afternoon at the Satellite Student Union building at Fresno State University. Clinton will meet privately with Democrat activists at the university before the public event, local Democrat Party leader Doug Kessler told the Bee.

Clinton will also reportedly make stops in Delano, Stockton and Sacramento, though the dates, times and locations for those events were not immediately available. The former president is also scheduled to attend a fundraiser in San Francisco on May 24.

Bill Clinton was in California earlier this month for a series of events on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He delivered a policy-focused stump speech in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles and later attended a pricey fundraiser in the city.

The former president also delivered the commencement address at Loyola Marymount University, where he reportedly avoided discussing the presidential election and chose to focus on an inspirational message for graduates instead.

The California primary will be held June 7. Most polls show Clinton with a comfortable lead over rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The Central Valley is the heart of California’s agricultural region. Largely conservative, the region includes large numbers of Latino voters, who are crucial to both Clinton and Sanders as they fight for the final pledged delegates.

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