After walloping Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire seven months ago — and a Democratic National Convention with a fair share of unhappy Berners — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is hitting the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential nominee in the Granite State.
Donald Trump won New Hampshire in the GOP primary. Clinton currently leads Trump in the state by 9.3 points in the Real Clear Politics polling average. A new Public Policy Polling survey has Clinton up by 6 points.
The self-proclaimed socialist senator will campaign on Labor Day at an organizing event in Lebanon, N.H.
The Clinton campaign said Sanders “will discuss Hillary Clinton’s plan to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and Donald Trump’s plan, which would benefit himself and other millionaires and billionaires.”
Sanders defeated Clinton by 60 percent to 38 percent in the first-in-the-nation primary in February.
On Monday, the group Sanders founded to carry on his progressive campaign proposals, Our Revolution, announced its board of directors.
The board includes former NAACP president Ben Jealous, Arab American Institute president James Zogby, former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, and actress Shailene Woodley.
Jealous said in a statement that “Bernie’s transformative campaign was just the beginning.”
“We now have to follow through on our promises to help pass criminal justice reform, the $15 minimum wage and climate change legislation while stopping our endless wars and the TPP, and electing true progressives from the Deep South to the Northwest,” he said.
Turner said the group is “focused on the mission of transforming our political landscape issue by issue and candidate by candidate.”
“It is through our unity and engagement that we continue to tap into this awakened consciousness which has the power to transform our country for generations to come,” she said.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and his wife, Anne Holton, were campaigning in New Hampshire today. Trump rallied supporters in the state a week ago.
Clinton has spent most of her time at back-to-back fundraising events over the past few weeks instead of stumping at campaign rallies. Her campaign announced today she hauled in about $143 million for Hillary for America and the Democratic Party in August.