Sep 1, 2016 2:43 PM

Sanders back to NH on Labor Day to campaign for Clinton

NH1 News Political Unit

CONCORD – Bernie Sanders returns to New Hampshire on Monday.

The senator from Vermont and former Democratic presidential candidate who battled Hillary Clinton to the end of the primary calendar will be back in the Granite State to campaign for the Democratic nominee.

But Sanders starts his day speaking Monday morning at 11 a.m. at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester.

“At the breakfast, Sanders will discuss the challenges faces working Americans and why we need to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, enact paid family medical leave, oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership and create new jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure,” the labor organization wrote on its website.

Sanders spoke at the same breakfast last year, when he was running for the White House. He also gave an address at the event in 2014, which sparked speculation that he was considering a bid for president in 2016.
Later in the day, Sanders will appear at Clinton campaign organizing event at 3 p.m. at Lebanon High School.

"Sanders will discuss Hillary Clinton's plan to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and Donald Trump's plan, which would benefit himself and other millionaires and billionaires," the Clinton campaign wrote.

Sanders crushed Clinton in February’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, which launched him towards his marathon nomination battle with the former U.S. Secretary of State.

Sanders endorsed Clinton’s presidential bid at a joint rally at Portsmouth High School in July, a couple of weeks before the Democratic National Convention.

Since then, the Clinton campaigns’ been working with Sanders and some of his team to solidify support among backers of the Vermont senator.


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