Sanders to endorse Clinton Tuesday

CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reported the Vermont senator will endorse Clinton next Tuesday in New Hampshire and bring the Democratic Party together before Donald Trump and Republicans meet for their convention.

Clinton's campaign has announced a stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday but did not say that Sanders also would attend.

"We have got to do everything that we can to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton", Sanders told Bloomberg's Al Hunt.

Forty-one percent said it's hard to choose between Trump and Clinton because neither would make a good president.

Sanders has said he will vote for Clinton but has not yet offered a full-throated endorsement, even as Democratic leaders like President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Sen.

Clinton secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination just over a month ago, but Sanders has stayed in the campaign - though he kept a lower profile.

A day later, when MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes asked Sanders whether the ongoing talks about a possible Clinton endorsement were true, Sanders replied, "That's correct".

The Clinton campaign, through its proxies on the platform committee, has already moved a considerable distance in Sanders' direction. "I know Tim; Tim is a very decent guy", Sanders said. "As of late last week, there can be little doubt that Sanders has succeeded: as MSNBC's Alex Seitz-Wald reported, Dems are moving forward with 'what is nearly certainly the most progressive platform in the party's history'".

It is, however, the last little bit of leverage he holds over Clinton, though Sanders - who never had an especially warm relationship with the former secretary of State - has sought to make one thing clear. For Bernie Sanders, a campaign that began as a liberal crusade will probably end that way, with the Vermont senator still fighting for the issues that made up his “political revolution” even as his clout fades.

Payne, a 29-year-old Sanders' delegate from Middletown, said she wants what she called a more progressive platform, one that takes a strong stance on single-payer universal health care, campaign finance reform and income equality.

Sanders often says he can not simply "snap my fingers" and make his millions of supporters, many of them millennials, march in line behind Clinton.

Lastly, Sanders supporters agree with Clinton on more issues than they do with Trump, particularly among Sanders voters who are supporting Clinton in the general election. The three anonymous sources say that Sanders is experiencing a "natural grieving period" over his failure to cinch the Democratic nomination.

Despite coming together on many pieces of the platform, there were still evident tensions in the room. On Wednesday, Clinton rolled out another proposal that Sander's has pushed: a plan to make tuition-free at in-state public colleges and universities to help tackle the rising costs of higher education and reduce the burden of student loan debt.

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