Hillary Clinton will hold a New Hampshire event next week—maybe with Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders speaks with Hillary Clinton during a Democratic presidential primary debate last December in New Hampshire. Jim Cole / AP

Hillary Clinton is returning to New Hampshire next week.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, plans to be in the Granite State on Tuesday to “discuss her commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,” her campaign announced Thursday.

The question now is whether she will be joined by Bernie Sanders, who won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide.

Clinton’s campaign would not say Thursday if Sanders was involved, nor did they provide a location for Tuesday’s event.

But NBC News, among others, reported Wednesday that the two campaigns were in talks about a joint event Tuesday in New Hampshire, in which the Vermont senator would officially endorse Clinton, according to unnamed sources close to the discussions.


The news came the same day that Clinton adopted core elements of Sanders’s tuition-free college plan. The Democratic Party also recently announced a platform changes that incorporate many of Sanders’s progressive proposals.

Despite an at-times contentious primary, Sanders confirmed to MSNBC on Wednesday that the two campaigns were working to plan an endorsement—exactly a month after Clinton clinched the nomination.

Previously, Sanders had said he planned to vote for Clinton in November in order to stop Donald Trump, but said he was waiting to see what Clinton’s and Democrats’ platforms looked like before he was willing to endorse her.

Around the same time in 2008, following their own fiercely contested Democratic primary, President Barack Obama and Clinton held a joint event symbolically located in Unity, New Hampshire, in which the two candidates pledged to work together toward a general election win.


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