Democrats in California
Senators and Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama spoke to activists this weekend at the state convention in California.
While both candidates got warm welcomes from more than 2,000 party members, Obama's speech won-over the crowd. Obama used his early opposition to the war in Iraq to set himself apart from this competitors, including Clinton, who voted to support the war in 2002.
California, along with New York, have moved their primary elections up to February 2008, which could make the two states bigger decision-makers in the race for the nomination. California has always been a huge fund-raising state for White House hopefuls, but now their primaries will take place before the nomination is decided.