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Sanders dodges on support for Clinton as nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in an interview early Tuesday dodged a question about whether he’d support rival Hillary Clinton without conditions if she became nominee.

{mosads}“I think what the democratic process is about is going to the convention and arguing about what the platform should be,” Sanders said on CNN’s “New Day,” before shifting to healthcare.

“Media spends too much time speculating,” he said when pressed. “Let’s see what happens.

“We’re going to have a lot of delegates in Philadelphia fighting this fight,” he added, stressing an “agenda for the working people.”

Sanders argued Monday night during an MSNBC town hall that Clinton would have to work to woo his supporters if she wins the nomination.

Clinton is favored in polls to win primaries in several Northeastern states on Tuesday. She currently leads Sanders by 275 pledged delegates entering the day.

“I think if we end up losing — and I hope we do not — and if Sec. Clinton wins, it’s incumbent on her to tell millions of people who right now … do not believe in establishment politics or establishment economics, who have serious misgivings about a candidate who has received millions of dollars from Wall Street and other special interests,” Sanders said Monday on MSNBC.

Jesse Byrnes contributed.

— Updated at 9:00 a.m.

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