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All of California's Democrats in Congress now back Hillary Clinton for president

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All 39 Democrats in California’s House delegation now back former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid after the endorsements of Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee of Oakland and Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach.

Most of California's House delegation and both of the state's U.S. Senators publicly backed Clinton in the months before the state's June 7 primary. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Rep. Norma Torres (D-Pomona) endorsed her shortly before voters went to the polls.

Lee said as a member of the committee writing the party’s platform, she didn’t want to look like she was picking sides.

“After much discussion and close collaboration between the campaigns, I am confident that Hillary Clinton will unite the party around the progressive issues outlined in the platform. That, along with the fact that she is by far the most qualified candidate — male or female — to ever seek our country's highest office is why I am proud to endorse Hillary Clinton to be our next president,” Lee said in a statement.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Clinton Tuesday after his supporters were able to insert several progressive ideas into the party's platform.

Lowenthal said in an interview that he wanted to see who people in his congressional district would support before endorsing a candidate.

“I wanted to let the people decide. Hillary won California, she won the 47th  [Congressional District] and I know she’s going to be our candidate and I’m totally behind her,” Lowenthal said.

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