California Democrats and Presidential Hopefuls Gather for State Convention

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Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to members of the media before appearing at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The California Democratic Party descends on San Francisco this weekend for its annual statewide convention. Topping the agenda is the election of a new leader to replace former chair Eric Bauman, who resigned in November amid sexual harassment allegations. Fourteen presidential candidates are expected to make appearances to woo delegates, as the state gears up for its March primary. We'll review the convention and talk about the future of the party.


Scott Shafer, senior editor, KQED’s California Politics and Government desk; co-host, "Political Breakdown" podcast