With California's Democratic primary coming next month, the promise the Golden State once held for Bernie Sanders doesn't seem as strong anymore, NBC News reported.
"We think we have a path toward victory, and that path absolutely must go through California," Sanders told the Los Angeles Times in March.
But now, with California's June 7 primary finally coming into view, Sanders may be heading into the Golden State hobbled.
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Despite notching two wins this month, with more likely to come, Sanders is running lower on cash than expected and replaced his top official in California Wednesday. Meanwhile, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has moved to solidify her support in the state, which she won comfortably over Barack Obama in 2008.