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Sanders In Nevada Defends His Support For Clinton In 2016

HENDERSON, Nevada (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is defending his efforts to back his party's presidential nominee in 2016 and says he'll do the same in 2020 if he doesn't win the nomination himself.

The Vermont senator was asked by a voter at a campaign event in a Las Vegas suburb on Thursday about whether he'd support the winner of a crowded primary field. Sanders said he would but took umbrage with a member of the crowd who shouted that he failed to be supportive of Democrat Hillary Clinton three years earlier.

Sanders says he worked "as hard as I humanly could" to get Clinton elected and crossed the country campaigning for her.

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He also said in response to another question that while the Democratic field is crowded this time with candidates he says are all "good people," he expects to win.