PHILADELPHIA (CBS SF) – In what might be a preview of a raucous roll call at the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Bernie Sanders drew cheers and jeers from California delegates as he asked them to support Hillary Clinton at a Tuesday morning breakfast.
Sanders won 221 delegates in the California June primary to Clinton’s 254.READ MORE: Protesters, Counterprotesters Face Off at San Francisco 'Walk for Life' Rally
The nearly evenly split delegation has had rowdy outbursts by the Sanders supports at both the breakfast meeting held in Philadelphia so far this week.Classic Film Buffs Set to Assemble Sunday at SF Castro Theatre, Urge Movie Programming Continues
On Tuesday, Sanders addressed the gathering in person. Near the end of talk, Sanders told the crowd there is one goal this fall.
“Elections come and go,” he told the delegation. “In my view, our immediate task to what we must do or forever look back in regret is to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton.”
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“It is easy to boo,” he told his California supporters. “But it is harder to look your kids in the face who would be living under a Donald Trump presidency.”