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 wins DC primary Biden wins Montana primary Biden wins New Mexico primary MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarAmash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers Democrats call for Congress to take action following death of George Floyd Black Caucus member unveils bill to create commission addressing legacy of slavery 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-CortezNew York City issues Monday night curfew amid protests Engel primary challenger drops out, endorses fellow challenger Trump says he will designate antifa a terrorist organization MORE (D-N.Y.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibPelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime' Overnight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic MORE (D-Mich.) have endorsed Sanders, while Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyDemocrats call for Congress to take action following death of George Floyd Black Caucus member unveils bill to create commission addressing legacy of slavery House Democrats unveil measure to condemn police brutality MORE (D-Mass.) has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Biden wins DC primary Warren asks Pentagon IG to probe military role in Trump's protest response 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 BidenPoll: Majority 'sympathetic' to protesters, disapprove of Trump's response In a year like no other, we'll hold the election of our lifetime The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen MORE and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt 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 ClintonTrump, Biden battle to shape opinion on scenes of unrest Sessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines The Memo: Trump lags in polls as crises press MORE and primary voters in New Hampshire have a record of rewarding candidates from neighboring states.