Democratic presidential candidates try to make presence felt with voters in South Bay

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The battle for California is on and both Democratic candidates pushed to make their presence known in the South Bay, without actually physically being there. (KGO-TV)

The battle for California is on and both Democratic candidates pushed to make their presence known in the South Bay, without actually physically being there.

At Hillary Clinton's newest campaign office in San Jose, the excitement was palpable.

Silicon Valley has historically been Clinton country. Still, her reps stress the campaign isn't taking anything for granted.

"It's important to make sure folks in Northern California know that it's not just for the fundraising efforts, it's because every vote matters," said Melody Alemansour, a Clinton filed organizer.

It's a sentiment also shared by the Bernie Sanders campaign.

"You get ideas of how to fix problems within your own community,"

Sanders is turning to Hollywood for help. Actors visited south bay campuses today to register students to vote.

"It's a community effort and I just don't want to think about people voting for American Idol and not voting for a president. That's wrong," said actor and Sanders supporter Max Carver.

College students have fueled Sanders campaign, but according to ABC7 News political analyst Carla Marinucci, the millennial voter base still won't be enough.

"The nomination may not be his, but the agenda may be his when this is all over," she said.

Clinton only recently has begun talking more about single payer healthcare and free college tuition.

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