Bill Clinton Visits San Diego Ahead of California's June Primary

President Bill Clinton stopped in San Diego Wednesday as he campaigned for Hillary Clinton ahead of California’s June 7 primary.

"I think we would all admit this has been a fairly interesting election year," Clinton said to laughs from the crowd. "You couldn't make some of this stuff up."

The former president talked about San Diego's diverse population, and the region's strong biotech industry when he spoke at the Balboa Park Club.

He said Hillary Clinton not only has the best ideas but he said she is the only person qualified to be president.

Supporters of Democrat presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders showed up outside of the rally with signs and T-shirts promoting their candidate.

San Diego Police estimated 350 people attended the event however organizers told NBC 7 1,100 invites were returned at the door.

When asked for a comment on Clinton's appearance, the San Diego County Republican Party leadership declined to make a statement.

Bill Clinton was leaving San Diego to head to Los Angeles for another rally.

Hillary Clinton visited the home of Qualcomm's Irwin Jacobs in August for a fundraiser.

Clinton's campaign said it has $30 million in the bank heading into May. She has now raised $213.5 million in primary funds for the campaign and more than $46 million for national and state Democratic parties.

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