California Democrats offer their insights on the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. KCRA 3’s Sharokina Shams shows what they are saying on the heated race.
At Simon’s Cafe in downtown Sacramento, some at the Young Democrats of Sacramento County watch party believe their party also now has a front runner candidate, Hillary Clinton.
“I think she knows that she really has the support of enough states now to really get excited about this race and start thinking long term for November,” said Alyssa Hanou, political director of the Sacramento County Young Democrats.
Hanou helped the Clinton campaign by knocking on doors in Reno before last month’s Nevada Democratic Caucus. She said Clinton’s speech Tuesday night shows she’s getting ready to face Drumpf in November.
“She looked so happy to see the support from, at that point, five states. It just reaffirmed how much I believe in her sincerity actually,” Hanou told FOX40.
But Tristan Brown doesn’t believe his candidate, Bernie Sanders, is completely out of the race just yet.
“You might have a technical winner, but they’re both walking away with delegates and growing their number up until we get to the finish line at the DNC,” Brown said.
Over at Simon’s, a viewing party hosted by the Sacramento County Young Democrats also drew hundreds. Loyalties at the event were largely divided among the front-runners.
“If we’re counting the cheers, I’d say that it’s pretty even between Bernie and Hillary,” said event organizer Mikey Hothi.
After the debate, some in the crowd at Simon’s said Hillary Clinton came across stronger, more personable and experienced, while others said Bernie Sanders won with his progressive platforms, plain talk, and rejection of big money in politics.
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Sam Mahood, SCYD Communications Director
Sacramento County Young Democrats (SCYD) President Samantha Farmer issued the following statement after last night’s election results.
“Young Democrats in Sacramento and across California once again provided a blue wall against a national Republican tide. Members of Sacramento County Young Democrats hit the pavement and worked the phones to turnout Democratic voters for races and causes up and down the ballot. Our efforts aided a Democratic sweep of statewide offices and victories for several progressive candidates in Sacramento County.”
“Last night’s results, both locally and nationally, prove how vital it is to turnout young Democratic voters. We are the margin of victory. Our organization remains committed to engaging in the peer-to-peer outreach necessary to propel more progressive Democrats to victory and make sure our voices are heard on the issues that matter to us. Today is a time to reflect and celebrate, and to renew our resolve to improve California and the country by electing candidates that will fight for affordable healthcare, greater access to public education, and fair wages for all.”
The following SCYD endorsed candidates and measures were victorious last night:
- The Democratic slate for statewide office
- Kevin McCarty for State Assembly District 7
- Ken Cooley for State Assembly District 8
- No on Measure L – Sacramento
- Jay Hansen for Sacramento City Unified School Board
- Lisa Kaplan and Teri Burns for Natomas School Board
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Sacramento County Young Democrats is comprised of Democrats ages 18-35 that live or work in Sacramento County. The organization is consistently one of the largest Young Democrats chapters in California.
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