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Calif. Democrats Grapple With The Rise Of The Berniecrats

Mark J. Terrill / AP

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Santa Maria, Calif.

Mark J. Terrill / AP

As California’s capital battles the conservative policies coming from Washington, it appears the state’s dominant political party is facing battles of its own.

The California Democratic Convention illustrated the growing divide between establishment liberals and hardline progressives (i.e. Berniecrats) with a contentious fight over the election of the new leader of the party.

Capital Public Radio’s Ben Bradford was at the convention and provides context for the fight and where the party moves from here.    

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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