LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton is taking a detour from big-dollar fundraising in California this weekend to pitch her plans to raise the federal minimum wage and refresh her criticism of rival Bernie Sanders.
The former first lady told a cheering crowd at a Los Angeles college Saturday that if elected she would push Congress to lift the $7.25-an-hour federal base wage.
She says she also would push for stronger background checks for gun buyers and charges that Sanders favors the gun lobby.
Clinton was attending a pair of big-ticket fundraisers this weekend with actor George Clooney, with some tickets costing six figures.
Sanders’ campaign is running an ad in California contrasting his average donation — $27 — with Clinton’s fundraising.
California’s primary is June 7.