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Seeking a great California comeback of his own, Sen. Bernie Sanders attended the dramatic finish of the NBA Western Conference Finals Monday night.
The Democratic presidential hopeful took in the game — which saw the Golden State Warriors complete a stunning turnaround to advance to the NBA Finals — with campaign supporter and actor Danny Glover.
A campaign spokesman playfully likened the Warriors improbable win against the Oklahoma City Thunder to Sanders’ own uphill campaign battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“You know the Golden State Warriors were down three games to one in what many experts said was a [longshot] for them to win. Now they’re on the verge of a major comeback in California,” the spokesman said.
Sanders has been campaigning hard across California ahead of the state’s June 7 primary, in the hopes that a strong finish could upend the Democratic presidential race or give him leverage at the party’s convention in Philadelphia this summer.
He saw a bit of excitement ahead of the basketball game: Animal-rights protesters jumped the barricades and rushed the podium at his campaign event earlier in the day.
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