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Former President Clinton Blitzes Bay Area Ahead of Primary

Former President Bill Clinton was making the rounds in the Bay Area on Monday, stumping for his wife in the run-up to Tuesday's primary.

At his fifth and final stop, the Joseph Lee Recreation Center in San Francisco, people were lined up to see the 42nd president as he campaigned for the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton.

"The stakes in this election are maybe even bigger than we know," Clinton told a gathering in Oakland earlier Monday.

"People look to California," he added. "You represent our future."

The former president was in Los Gatos on Sunday, attending a fundraising event at a private residence. On Monday, he made five appearances, including stops at Hayward City Hall, the Fox Theater in Oakland, Marsh Elementary School in Antioch, the Richmond Art Center in Richmond and finally wrapping up the day at the recreation center in San Francisco.

Many supporters were excited to potentially make history by electing the first woman to the White House.

"I cried when I voted for President Obama, and I'm very excited to vote for the first female president of the United States," said Jennifer Freland. "I can't wait."

NBC News projected early Monday evening that Hillary Clinton had clinched the Democratic nomination.

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