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Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton
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The Vermont senator unequivocally supports Clinton’s journey to the White House and said, “I am going to do everything I can to make that happen.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders has endorsed Democratic primary rival and former State Secretary Hillary Clinton for president.

The Vermont senator announced his support of Clinton during a Tuesday morning speech with her in New Hampshire.

"Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president, and I am proud to stand with her here today," he said.

Throughout the primary season, Sanders led a highly engaged, progressive grassroots campaign. While he mounted a surprising challenge for the Clinton campaign, the senator ultimately stood back for the sake of uniting the party against the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

"It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues. That's what this campaign has been about," he said. "That's what democracy is about."

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His decision to endorse Clinton came after the party completed meetings on the party platform, where several of his progressive goals were heard.

"Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratic Senate, a Democratic House and a Hillary Clinton president," he said, "and I am going to do everything I can to make that happen."

Watch Sanders' speech below.

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