Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in San Pedro on Friday, May 27th at the Downtown Harbor dock area at Harbor Boulevard. The crowd included mostly union dock worker members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13, and sponsors for the event included the International Longshore and Warehouse Union International and the ILWU Pensioners. Both sponsors have formally endorsed Sanders.
While accurate polling has been difficult to track down, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still leading in California for the Democratic presidential primary. However, the campaign trail has been full of surprises leading to this point and Sanders believes he will win California. Sanders' May 17th rally at the Stubhub Center in Carson drew a crowd of more than 8,000 people, many of whom arrived hours early to wait for his speech.
Sanders has won primaries in 21 states thus far, including Delaware, Michigan, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Clinton has won in 27 states. According to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California, the numbers are narrowing and show a statistical tie between Clinton and Sanders among likely Democratic voters, with 46% support for Clinton, 44% support for Sanders and a margin of error of 5.7 percentage points. California is worth 546 delegates, making it the most valuable state in the Democratic primary.