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Sanders campaign: We’re helping Clinton by staying in race

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Bernie Sanders’s campaign manager says Sanders is “helping” Hillary Clinton by staying in the Democratic presidential primary despite Clinton’s huge lead.
“I would say that we are helping Hillary Clinton, as a matter of fact, assuming that she’s the nominee, and I think that Hillary Clinton is helping Bernie Sanders, assuming that he’s the nominee,” Jeff Weaver said Tuesday morning on CNN’s “New Day.”
{mosads}”As soon as this Democratic primary process is over, we’re not going to hear any more talk about the minimum wage, we’re not going to hear any more talk about making college affordable or providing healthcare to everybody,” Weaver continued.
Weaver predicted that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and allied groups would engage in “character assassination” in the general election. He also predicted a “mudslinging contest” with Trump and argued Sanders staying in the race helped to stave off such attacks.
“As long as there’s a Democratic primary process going on, people are talking about issues that are important not only to Democrats but to Americans as a whole,” he said. Sanders himself has argued that he’ll fight until the Democratic National Convention in late July.
Clinton has begun focusing on Trump during her stump speeches, blasting the freewheeling businessman as a “loose cannon” on foreign policy and mocking his lack of specifics on domestic issues such as creating jobs.
Weaver’s remarks came on the day of Democratic primaries in Kentucky and Oregon. Clinton this week has campaigned in Kentucky, though Trump predicted Tuesday she would have “another bad day” while attempting to “close the deal” on Sanders.
Tags 2016 Democratic primary 2016 presidential election Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Hillary Clinton

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