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Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Democratic rival Hillary Clinton next Tuesday

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 18:41:57-04
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton at a joint campaign event next Tuesday in New Hampshire. The appearance would bring together the two Democratic presidential rivals ahead of the party's summer convention in Philadelphia.
 
Two Democrats with knowledge of his plans say Sanders is closing in on offering his public endorsement of Clinton. The Democrats spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private discussions.
 
Clinton's campaign announced a Tuesday stop in New Hampshire but did not say that Sanders would attend. The announcement came a day after The Associated Press and other news outlets reported the two sides were discussing a joint event in the Granite State.
 
Sanders' expected endorsement will come three weeks after the end of the Democratic primaries. The Vermont senator has pushed for policy commitments and promises for a more inclusive party.