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Hillary Clinton to Rally in San Jose, San Francisco in Run-Up to California Primary

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    With less than two weeks to go before the high-stakes California primary, Hillary Clinton is campaigning at full speed in the Bay Area, with two pit stops slated for Thursday. Jean Elle reports. (Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016)

    With less than two weeks to go before the high-stakes California primary, Hillary Clinton is campaigning at full speed in the Bay Area, with two pit stops slated for Thursday.

    The Democratic presidential frontrunner's first appearance will be at a 1:30 p.m. organizing event at Parkside Hall in San Jose. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., according to the event’s website. She will then make her way to San Francisco’s Hibernia Building for an event at 4:15 p.m. Admission begins at 2:15 p.m.

    A news release by Clinton’s camp indicates that she plans to discuss higher incomes, lower healthcare costs and better education opportunities, among other topics. According to a new statewide field poll out Wednesday, likely voters rank jobs and the economy as the most important issues when choosing a presidential candidate. 

    Hillary and Bill Clinton have been tag-teaming California cities this week.

    The former Secretary of State, who took the Washington Democratic primary Tuesday, spent three days in Southern California, where she appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."  

    "Instead of dividing Americans, we need to unite Americans," Clinton said to supporters in Buena Park. She added: "Let's go out and win!"

    Bill Clinton was spotted at fundraisers Tuesday in San Francisco and Fremont. Tickets to the East Bay event, hosted by a tech executive, cost between $1,000 and $10,000 based on access to the former president.

    Hillary Clinton attended a rally in Salinas Wednesday afternoon and the couple is expected to attend a private event in Atherton later this evening. Former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and author of "Getting to 50/50" Sharon Meers and office developer Steve Dostart will host the gathering.

    Admission ranges from $500 to $27,000.  The kid-friendly event admits one adult and children under 16 for $1,000 while two adults and children under 16 can enter for $2,700.

    Elsewhere in California, Trump continues his barrage on the Clintons.

    The Republican presidential candidate took to Instagram Monday, vilifying the pair’s marriage via two women who accused Bill Clinton of sexually assault. On Twitter, Trump questioned whether Hillary Clinton, who he accused of enabling her husband’s alleged philandering ways, is "really protecting women."

    For her part, Clinton also took Trump to ask during her Southern California rallies.

    "When Donald Trump talks about the economy, he is talking about trickle down on steroids," she said. "He has put forth an economic plan by a billionaire for billionaires."

    Clinton, who decided not to debate Democratic hopeful and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders before June 7, has been unable to shed the shackles that is her use of a private email server for official business during her stint as Secretary of State. An audit found that Clinton disobeyed the State Department’s cybersecurity guidelines, officials said Wednesday, revealing that her staff twice brushed aside concerns that she was breaking federal rules.

    Clinton, who has denied wrongdoing all along, has not yet commented on the audit results.

    NBC Bay Area's Michelle Roberts contributed to this report.

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