The campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders announced in coordinated statements that they will campaign together Tuesday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
“On Tuesday, July 12, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton for a campaign event at Portsmouth High School 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,” said the statement released by both campaigns.
Clinton was declared the presumptive nominee in early June, however, Sanders has refused to concede, vowing to continue his campaign.
Over the weekend, the Democrats’ platform committees adopted many of Sanders’ proposals, most notably, a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage– with Sanders conceding that it would be phased in “over time.”
Clinton’s campaign also announced a proposal on Wednesday to eliminate tuition at in-state public colleges and universities for families with annual incomes up to $125,000. Then on Saturday, her campaign announced an expansion of her health care proposals which brings her closer to Sanders’ call for Medicare for all.
“We got 80% of what we wanted in this platform,” Warren Gunnels, a top Sanders foreign policy adviser, told CNN.
“We have made enormous strides,” Sanders said in a statement Sunday. “Thanks to the millions of people across the country who got involved in the political process — many for the first time — we now have the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.”
Clinton’s campaign is hoping Sanders can serve as a bridge to progressives and young people with a strong endorsement from Sanders.
Sanders will speak first, followed by Clinton. The live stream of the rally can be watched above beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.