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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 SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I-Vt.) will hold a socially distanced rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot 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 TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden picks up where she left off The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden navigates pressures from Dems Former first lady launches 'Office of Melania Trump' 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.