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Bernie Sanders Crashed Some Picnics In Echo Park

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been feverishly campaigning in SoCal the last few days ahead of Tuesday's primary. And because presidential candidates truly are #JustLikeUs, they've been taking opportunities to mingle with reg'lar folk in an effort to get out the vote: Bill Clinton hit up In-N-Out yesterday, and today, Bernie took a casual afternoon stroll around Echo Park Lake.

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As noted, Bernie was doing all this while he was wearing a Warriors hat! Maybe not the best choice in a town full of Clippers and Lakers fans, but, given the number of Bay Area transplants here and the prevalence of performative bandwagonning, we guess it's not that surprising that he'd pander to fans of the beloved basketball team as well.

Sanders has already got Echo Park on lock; according to this map that shows which candidate is supported by zip code, Bernie receives nearly two or three times the number of donations as Clinton in the 90026.

There's been some added L.A.-related tension between the Clinton and Sanders' campaigns in the last 24 hours, too. This evening's Team Sanders "Get out the Vote" concert at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum Plaza was originally planned to be held at the Greek Theater. But yesterday evening, the Sanders campaign had to make a last minute venue switch, and alleged that L.A. City Councilman David Ryu, a Clinton supporter, "forced" the venue change. In a classic case of he-said, she-said, the Sanders camp says it was intentional sabotage, while Team Ryu said the change was ordered because the Sanders campaign had failed to follow the Greek's ticketing and parking guidelines.

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