Sanders to hold 'socially distanced rally' for Biden in New Hampshire

Sanders to hold 'socially distanced rally' for Biden in New Hampshire
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin meets with Sanders, Jayapal amid spending stalemate America can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair MORE (I-Vt.) will hold a socially distanced rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms MORE on Saturday, according to an announcement from the Biden campaign on Friday. 

The former Democratic presidential nominee is set to travel to Lebanon, N.H., where he will hold a Vote Now rally on behalf of the Biden campaign. Sanders will discuss ways voters in the state can safely cast their ballots, including voting by mail and in person. 

Sanders expressed concerns last month that Biden was not doing enough to expand his appeal to progressive voters, and has urged Biden to hone in on issues such as workers' wages and health care coverage. 

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The senator “is working as hard as he can to help Joe Biden win the most important election in modern American history” but has said there are areas he thinks the former vice president's campaign can “continue to improve upon,” Faiz Shakir, the senator’s former campaign manager, said in a statement.

The development comes as Washington was roiled by the news that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpGOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Ex-Trump aide sues Grisham over abuse allegations MORE tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. The president and Biden had shared a debate stage three days earlier in Cleveland.

Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, both tested negative for the virus on Friday. The former vice president is slated to deliver remarks on the economy in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Friday afternoon.