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Sanders To Endorse Clinton Tuesday

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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The Hillary for America campaign confirmed on Monday that Senator Bernie Sanders will be making a joint campaign stop in New Hampshire, where he is expected to endorse the presumptive nominee.

Sanders will join Clinton Tuesday morning at a local high school in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, reports ABC News. The campaign event will be a way for the two candidates to “discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,” the candidates said in a joint press release. Sanders carried New Hampshire in the Democratic primary by a huge margin, earning 60 percent to Clinton’s 38 percent.

Democratic leadership announced Sanders’s decision to endorse Clinton two weeks ago. Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that in a private conversation, Sanders revealed he would endorse Clinton. Sanders responded by reaffirming that he was committed to ensuring Donald Trump didn’t win the presidency.

Sanders announced a month ago after the final Democratic primary race in Washington, DC that his goal shifted to trying to gain influence over the official party platform. The Democratic Party announced the first draft of that official platform Monday, and Bernie supporters cheered that effort.

“I think if you read the platform right now, you will understand that the political revolution is alive and kicking,” Sanders policy adviser Warren Gunnels told the Associated Press. The language in the platform includes support for a $15 minimum wage, pricing of greenhouse gas production, steps to break up large banks, along with support of the end of the death penalty.

“None of this would have happened in this forum without Bernie Sanders pushing this issue front and center over and over again,” Bill McKibben (Sanders supporter) said of the platform victory.

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