Bernie Sanders campaigning for Hillary Clinton in N.H.

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is campaigning in New Hampshire Friday for his former primary opponent, Hillary Clinton.

7’s Brandon Gunnoe spoke with Sanders before his campaign event in Nashua. When asked why he is campaigning for Clinton, Sanders said he wants to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.

“It’s absolutely imperative that Donald Trump not be elected our next president. Hillary Clinton should be elected,” said Sanders.

Before Sanders’s visit to New Hampshire, the Republican National Committee issued a statement accusing him of campaigning for the candidate who mocked his supporters and benefited from a “rigged superdelegate system.” Sanders dismissed the statement, calling it a lie.

“What she said was many young people are disappointed having graduated college, wanting to go out and get jobs commensurate with their education.”

A new poll has Clinton two points ahead of Trump in New Hampshire. With a four-point margin of error, the race is dead even.

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