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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8e130001Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is an independent politician who, on April 30th, made an official announcement of his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. Sanders, a self-described "Democratic Socialist," is a native of Brooklyn, New York.Sanders served four terms as the mayor of Burlington, and in 1990, defeated Republican Peter Smith to become the first Independent candidate elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in four decades. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after receiving the endorsements of prominent national Democrats, including New York's Senator, Chuck Shumer, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

It's Official: Sanders to Join Clinton in Portsmouth Tuesday

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will join Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for a campaign event in Portsmouth Tuesday, Clinton's campaign announced Monday morning.

Speculation is Sanders will formally offer his endorsement of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, though there’s been no official confirmation of that yet.

In the announcement for the event, the candidates say they’ll discuss building an economy that "works for everyone, not just those at the top."

And NPR reported this morning Sanders will endorse Clinton, so, at this point, it's all but official.

Sanders has praised some of the changes announced by Clinton and the Democratic Party in its platform in recent days, including revised health care and college affordability plans, and a commitment to a $15 national minimum wage.

"I think it's fair to say that the Clinton campaign and I, our campaign, are coming closer and closer together," Sanders said Saturday.

Tuesday morning’s campaign event will be held at Portsmouth High School.

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