Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire

Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire
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White House hopeful Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia With surge in anti-Semitism, political leaders need to be aggressive and reflective in response Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair endorses Sanders MORE (D-Minn.) will hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Friday as Sanders works to gin up support ahead of the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary. 

The two will host a town hall meeting at Southern New Hampshire University, give keynote remarks for the New Hampshire Young Democrats' Granite Slate Awards and hold a rally at Nashua Community College.

The swing through New Hampshire is the first time Omar, a progressive firebrand who’s made waves in her first term in Congress, will campaign with Sanders since announcing her endorsement for him at a rally in Minneapolis last month. 

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“In the sea of corruption, he continuously stood for justice and never bowed down to special interests,” Omar said in November. “That’s the resolve we need in a president.”

Omar is a member of a group known as “the Squad,” which consists of four progressive women of color who were elected to the House in 2018. Besides Omar, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Artist paints Michelle Obama, other women as battered in campaign against domestic violence MORE (D-N.Y.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Michigan governor urges Zuckerberg to enforce community guidelines after hate speech, threats surface Ayanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia MORE (D-Mich.) have endorsed Sanders, while Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Ayanna Pressley opens up about having alopecia for first time, reveals bald head in interview Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair endorses Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Environmental activists interrupt Buttigieg in New Hampshire Pence to visit Iowa days before caucuses MORE (D-Mass.), Sanders’s top progressive rival. 

Sanders and Tlaib held a rally in Detroit in October, while Ocasio-Cortez, arguably the highest-profile member of the Squad, has already traveled across the country with the Vermont Independent. 

Sanders is locked in a tight race in New Hampshire, as polls indicate a fluid top tier among him, Warren, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' MORE and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Environmental activists interrupt Buttigieg in New Hampshire Pence to visit Iowa days before caucuses MORE.

The Vermont senator likely has high hopes for the Granite State’s primary given that he won there in 2016 over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts MORE and primary voters in New Hampshire have a record of rewarding candidates from neighboring states.