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Bill Clinton to stump for some California House candidates Wednesday

Former President Bill Clinton at an event in Aurora, Colo., to promote that state's Democratic candidates in the upcoming general election.
Former President Bill Clinton at an event in Aurora, Colo., to promote that state’s Democratic candidates in the upcoming general election.
(David Zalubowski / AP)

Former President Bill Clinton will headline two get-out-the-vote rallies Wednesday for some Democratic House candidates in spirited California races.

Clinton will appear first at a morning rally in the Oxnard College gymnasium. He’ll stump for Reps. Julia Brownley of Westlake Village and Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert, and for Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is running for an Inland Empire seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

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Oct. 28, 1:01 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misidentified Oxnard College as Oxnard Community College.

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Doors open at 9 a.m. for the ticketed public, according to the California Democratic Party, which organized the events.

At 12:30 p.m., Clinton is scheduled to appear at UC Davis’ ARC Pavilion with Reps. Ami Bera of Elk Grove and John Garamendi of Walnut Grove. Doors will open for the ticketed public at noon.

Brownley and Bera, who first won their seats two years ago, when President Obama was reelected, are in races believed to be very close. Brownley’s Republican opponent is Assemblyman Scott Gorell (R-Camarillo), while Bera faces former GOP Rep. Doug Ose of Sacramento.

The others are at least slightly favored to win their races, according to nonpartisan observers who track elections closely.

Clinton has proved to be a popular, effective campaigner. With no presidential election this year and no close races for governor or most other statewide offices, Democrats are worried about getting their voters to cast ballots. They have been concentrating on get-out-the-vote efforts, especially in districts they think could flip from one party to the other.

Follow @jeanmerl for the latest in Southern California politics news.

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