Clinton Gets Sanders Endorsement in Show of Party Unity

Clinton and Sanders set to appear together in New Hampshire

For her part, Clinton addressed Sanders' supporters directly in her speech Tuesday, acknowledging that her former rival's campaign had begun a political revolution. "Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president, and I am proud to stand with her today", he said.

Sanders has avoided endorsing Clinton for weeks.

Sanders has vowed to continue on until the convention and even though he endorsed Clinton he is still an active candidate, his campaign said after the joint appearance.

Bernie Sanders finally offered Hillary Clinton his endorsement on Tuesday, ending their bitter rivalry at a campaign rally here in Portsmouth.

In response, Clinton said it was a privilege to get Sanders' support and pitched the resounding slogan "we are stronger together".

"This campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, or any other candidate who sought the presidency".

Democrats have coalesced around Clinton's candidacy since she defeated Sanders in primaries last month in California and five other states, led by endorsements from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and others.

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, widely considered to be among the favorites to be Clinton's running mate, and Massachusetts Sen. Another said, "I can't believe I was rooting for you".

Accepting the endorsement of her primary rival, Clinton said she was happy to be working with someone who has energized the primary process.

Writing for the NBC News online service, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald stated, "While many questioned [Sanders'] decision to stay in the primary race long after losing the nomination, none of the progress of his ideas on the platform would have happened if he had dropped out".

Clinton said the election will be far more enjoyable now that she and Sanders are on the same side. The poll found a majority of the nation's younger blacks and Asian-Americans have a favorable impression of Clinton, but the presumptive Democratic nominee struggles with whites and Hispanics.

"So I think that we're going to be enthusiastic in our support for Hillary Clinton as we should be".

Trump proposes to do away with the federal minimum wage, Sanders said, "and to give massive tax breaks to billionaires such as himself".

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