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Presidential hopefuls address state Democratic Party convention in San Francisco

Presidential hopefuls address state Democratic Party convention in San Francisco
Audience members listen as California Sen. Kamala Harris, a presidential candidate, speaks at the Planned Parenthood party near the Moscone Center where the state Democratic Party convention is underway this weekend. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Thousands of Democrats this weekend turned San Francisco into a festival dedicated to chasing President Trump from office. The difference from any other day in this liberal bastion was organization and a formal agenda: The gathering was hosted by California’s Democratic Party, which attracted 5,000 delegates and guests and a small platoon of presidential hopefuls to its spring convention.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - JUNE 02: Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses the 2019 California State Democratic
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont addresses the 2019 California Democratic Party convention at Moscone Center on June 2 in San Francisco. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - JUNE 02: on final day of the 2019 California State Democratic Party Conventi
Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro addresses the 2019 California Democratic Party convention on final day at Moscone Center on June 2 in San Francisco. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - JUNE 02: on final day of the 2019 California State Democratic Party Conventi
Former Rep. John Delaney pauses while addressing the 2019 California Democratic Party convention on final day at Moscone Center on June 2 in San Francisco. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - JUNE 02: Sen. Bernie Sanders takes to the stage to address the 2019 Californ
Sen. Bernie Sanders takes to the stage to address the 2019 California Democratic Party convention at Moscone Center on June 2 in San Francisco. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
Black Women's Meetup
Democrats attending the Black Women's Meetup cheer as Kimberly Ellis, running for state party chair, speaks on Saturday. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - MAY 31: Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris speaks at the Plann
Sen. Kamala Harris Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addresses convention delegates on Saturday. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
Beto O'Rourke
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas takes his turn addressing delegates at the California Democratic Party convention on Saturday. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
Sen. Kamala Harris
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris is surrounded by supporters at the Planned Parenthood party. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
T-shirt at Planned Parenthood party
A volunteer holds up a shirt at the Planned Parenthood party. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
Tyra Fennell
Tyra Fennell, left, poses for a photo with a cutout of former First Lady Michelle Obama at the state Democratic Party convention. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
Kimberly Ellis
Kimberly Ellis, a candidate for California Democratic Party chair, is greeted by supporters after addressing the Black Women's Meetup. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
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