Clinton campaign confirms Sanders to endorse her

Associated Press

Washington — Hillary Clinton’s campaign is making it official: Former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders will join her at a New Hampshire event on Tuesday where he plans to endorse her.

Clinton’s campaign is holding the event at a high school in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Sanders defeated Clinton by a wide margin in New Hampshire, in the nation’s first primary.

Sanders’ endorsement will come a month after the final primary. He’s pushed for policy agreements on higher education, health care and a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Some of those policies were included in a draft of the party’s platform in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Sanders has not yet said he will endorse Clinton but told reporters on Saturday that the two campaigns were coming together and to stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech on veterans’ issues, including health care. The talk on Monday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the real estate mogul’s latest in a series of prepared remarks aimed at articulating his policy agenda.

Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, wants to persuade still-reticent Republicans that he has the discipline and control to mount a credible general election bid against likely rival Clinton.

Trump will be speaking not far from the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, where he first unveiled his plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs last October, promising to modernize the system, while minimizing wait times for patients and improving care.

Under his initial plan, revealed last October, Trump said: “The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs is absolutely unacceptable.”

He also said that “the guiding principle” of his plan would be to ensure that military veterans have quick access to quality care.