Sanders Campaign: California Is Key To Swaying Superdelegates Their Way

May 13, 2016

The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says winning the California primary on June 7 is an essential part of its strategy to win the Democratic nomination. Campaign manager Jeff Weaver says a victory will help persuade hundreds of non-elected superdelegates to switch their allegiance from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over to Sanders.

On Vermont Edition Friday, Weaver said a win in California will send a clear message to the superdelegates.

"If he can finish strong, finish the race strong with a lot of momentum and close the delegate gap," Weaver says, "Then I think he will be in a strong position to make the case to the superdelegates that they should take another look."