Gov. Brown endorses Clinton: ‘Only path’ to stop Trump

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Jerry Brown

addresses a conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Center for American Progress in the Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Hotel October 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. Co-founded by former Clinton Administration Chief of Staff John Podesta, the liberal public policy research and advocacy organization is a think tank that rivals conservative policy groups, […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Governor Jerry Brown lent his support to Hillary Clinton Tuesday, saying it was the only way to “stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump.”

California is the final battleground for Clinton as she prepares to clinch the nomination. But it has become an unexpectedly tight race between her and Bernie Sanders, which does not bode well for Clinton. She has banked on the support of non-white voters.

In an open letter to Democrats and independents in his state, which votes June 7, Brown said he was “deeply impressed” by how well Sanders has done and with his message of the growing divide between the wealthy and the rest of Americans.

But Clinton knows how to get things done and advance the Democratic agenda, the governor said.

“Clinton’s lead is insurmountable and Democrats have shown — by millions of votes — that they want her as their nominee,” Brown said.

A Public Policy Institute of California poll released last week found Clinton ahead of Sanders 46%-44% among likely Democratic primary voters — within the poll’s margin of error.

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