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National Politics

Sanders Campaigns For Clinton In Davenport

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is campaigning for Hillary Clinton in the final days leading up to the 2016 election.

Credit Lacy Scarmana / WVIK News
Bernie Sanders campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

He spoke to supporters at Modern Woodmen park in Davenport Friday morning, his first of four campaign stops in Iowa this weekend.

Sanders began his speech by thanking Democratic voters for helping the party adopt its most progressive platform in history.   

"We are going to convert that platform, which is a blueprint for a new America, into legislation," he says.

Sanders says Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate to make it happen, highlighting her support for many of the issues he pushed for during his campaign.

He talked about free tuition at public colleges and universities, increasing the minimum wage, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, implementing paid family leave, and reforming the criminal justice system.

"There is no doubt in my mind that you will find, by far, that Hillary Clinton is the superior candidate on all of those issues," Sanders says.

Sanders also talked about unfair tax advantages for the wealthy, including GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"So I have some bad news for Donald Trump," Sanders says. "Not only is he going to lose on November 8, he is going to begin to pay his fair share of taxes."

Sanders is one of several top Democrats who will campaign for Clinton in Iowa through Monday, including former Iowa US Senator Tom Harkin and Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.