Harry Reid says ‘Bernie's going to be very good for the party’

Harry Reid says ‘Bernie's going to be very good for the party’

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Harry Reid said he was not pushing Bernie Sanders to make any decisions about his presidential campaign one way or the other. | AP Photo

Bernie Sanders has been invited to address the Senate Democratic Caucus next Tuesday as voters head to the polls in Washington, D.C., for the final contest of the Democratic presidential primary campaign.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said he extended the invite to Sanders for the meeting, to be held next Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Capitol. Reid made the announcement after meeting with Sanders for about a half hour in his Senate office Thursday afternoon.

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Reid said he was not pushing Sanders to make any decisions about his presidential campaign one way or the other.

“I’m in a good place with Bernie,” Reid said. “Bernie’s going to be very good for the party.”

After his meeting with Reid, Sanders headed for a private sitdown with Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the presumed Senate Democratic leader next year after Reid retires.

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