In the race for California’s Democratic presidential nomination, who has the advantage so far?

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Joe Biden and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti at King Taco in Pico Union on May 8, 2019. Credit: Saul Gonzalez.

California is important in the race for the Democratic nomination for president, with around 500 delegates. Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden are in currently in the state vying for potential votes in the primary.

Buttigieg has been attracting a lot of attention in California, especially among deep-pocketed donors. Some say they’re torn between him and California Senator Kamala Harris, and that they’ve given to both candidates. Meanwhile, Biden is still at the forefront of the race.