LA times endorses Clinton in Dem primary
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The Los Angeles Times, California's largest paper, has endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti defends Tulsi Gabbard's lawsuit against Hillary Clinton Trump to hold rally on eve of New Hampshire primary MORE over Democratic rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Warren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald MORE with just a few days left before the state's primary.


The paper's editorial board gave Sanders credit for inspiring Democrats and Independents and pressing Clinton on economic policies, but ultimately said Clinton is better prepared for the job. 

"Voters should choose the candidate they consider best qualified. This page has endorsed Clinton not because she is more likely to win the nomination but because she is vastly better prepared than Sanders for the presidency," the board wrote. "Clinton is not only more knowledgeable about domestic and international affairs than Sanders, but also more likely to achieve objectives they have in common."

The editorial praised Clinton's foreign policy speech in which she lambasted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE and said it was a reminder of her understanding of international affairs. 

It also characterized Sanders's "political revolution" as naive and said Clinton is better equipped to work with Republicans. 

"Voters in California’s Democratic primary owe a debt of gratitude to Bernie Sanders for a campaign that has emphasized issues that otherwise might have been ignored," the board wrote. "But they should cast their votes for Hillary Clinton."