LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Times, the largest newspaper in California, has endorsed Hillary Clinton in the state's upcoming primary, calling her "vastly better prepared" for the presidency than her opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The Times credited Clinton's long history of engaging with important issues and credited the former secretary of state's knowledge of foreign affairs in particular in making its endorsement.
"Clinton may seem inauthentic to some or to lack that drink-a-beer-with-me quality that voters often look for in a candidate. But she has a grasp of the complexities of government and policy that is unmatched by any of the other candidates who ran for president this year -- or by most candidates in most years," the Times editorial board wrote.
They credited Sanders for building a national campaign and raising issues that might not have been discussed in the campaign otherwise, but wrote off his policy prescriptions as "simplistic, more costly than he would have us believe and unlikely to come to pass."
California's Democratic primary is June 7, the final race on the presidential primary calendar.