Sanders: We are working with Clinton campaign
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE is still withholding an endorsement from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE, saying Friday he doesn't know if anything will come of the talks between the two campaigns. 


"Right now, to be very frank with you, we are talking to the Clinton campaign to try to determine whether or not they can come up with some very serious proposals which will help us transform America," Sanders said to supporters at a rally in Albany, N.Y. "Whether it will happen or not — that's a good question. I don't know. We are working with them right now."

The two campaigns have been in discussions since Clinton became the party's presumptive nominee earlier this month. The Sanders camp has pressured Clinton to support a $15 per hour minimum wage and tuition-free college.

Ignoring calls to suspend his presidential bid, he has launched a series of "Where We Go From Here" speeches but has laid off the Clinton attacks frequent during the primaries. 

Instead, he encouraged his supporters to fight against the Democratic establishment and rally for a more progressive party. 

"What we are trying to do also is to come up with the most progressive platform that the Democrats have ever had," Sanders said Friday. "And a platform is a piece of paper. That is what it is. It doesn't mean anything. But what we have got to do is demand and make certain ... that platform becomes part of the Democratic Congress' agenda." 

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