Hillary ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that Bernie could embarrass her as he closes the gap to just two points
Today Hillary Clinton changed her schedule for the week, canceling an event Thursday in New Jersey and announcing a California swing that would last through the eve of the state's delegate-rich primary.
Once considered an easy win for Clinton, California looks ripe for an embarrassment with rival Bernie Sanders gaining ground in the polls – with a survey out last week by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California showing Clinton up by just two points, within the poll's margin of error.
The former secretary of state doesn't need to win the Golden State to clinch the Democratic nomination. In fact, she'll likely officially have enough delegates before California's polls close on the 7th.
But optics count in politics and to lose such a big state at the end of the primary calendar could leave her hobbling, not strutting, into the Democratic National Convention in July.