Bernie Sanders to Stump for Hillary Clinton Next Week
The Vermont senator is going back on the campaign trail.
By MARYALICE PARKS
September 1, 2016, 8:56 PM
• 3 min read
-- Bernie Sanders will hit the campaign trail again next week, talking to labor groups and speaking on behalf of Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, at two events in New Hampshire on Monday.
Aside from a televised speech to his fans and followers earlier this month, the Labor Day events will be a shift for the senator, who has otherwise spent the summer since the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with his family and staff in Vermont working on his upcoming book.
Sanders will first attend a breakfast on Monday with the local chapter of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in Manchester. According to his staff, he has attended the same event over the past couple of years and this time he will make a case for Clinton and Democratic former Gov. Maggie Hassan, now a Senate candidate.
Then he will participate in an organizing event in Lebanon. That event was promoted today by the Clinton campaign. "Sanders will discuss Hillary Clinton's plan [for] building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top," the Clinton campaign said in a press release.
Sanders' return to campaign life was expected. He has repeatedly expressed interest in traveling again and working to get out the vote, especially in areas where he did well. He beat Clinton by 22 percentage points in New Hampshire. The two returned there together in July for a joint event where Sanders formally endorsed his former opponent.