Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders are gearing up for what is sure to be a tough California primary, with both presidential hopefuls setting up headquarters in the East Bay.
Clinton, who has been leading Sanders recent polls, opened her California campaign headquarters Thursday on 14th street in Oakland. Mayor Libby Schaaf was on hand to lay out the welcome mat, along with campaign staff.
Sanders is also making Oakland ground zero for his Northern California headquarters. His campaign staff opened a storefront office on College Avenue near the Rockridge BART station on Saturday, while Sanders was in Washington D.C. taking light jibes from President Obama at the White House correspondents' dinner.
California will be holding its presidential primary on June 7. Eligible voters must register by May 23 in order to participate.