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California's the place to be for big-name guests at convention breakfasts

Nancy Pelosi Holds Her Weekly Briefing

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Nancy Pelosi: one of the bazillion bigwigs set to speak at the DNC's California Democrats breakfast.

California's a reliable blue state with the largest delegation at the Democratic National Convention and while we may not a swing state, we still get a lot of love from the Party Powers That Be.

Here are a few of the "bigger" names headlining at the California Democrats' breakfasts: Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (she's from California, so no big surprise); but also House members John Lewis, Jared Polis, Donna Edwards and Xavier Becerra. 

Both Senators — Boxer and Feinstein — are dropping by to speak, as well as Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

State officials are also taking the mic: Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Attorney General Kamala Harris, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, State Controller John Chiang, Board of Equalization member Betty Yee and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.