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Sanders urges Nevadans to help move country forward during Clinton rally

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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd during a rally on Nov. 6, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5) Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd during a rally on Nov. 6, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5)
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Bernie Sanders visited Las Vegas to push Nevadans to vote for Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez Masto.

Sunday’s rally comes on the heels of FBI Director James Comey telling congress that they’ve reviewed all of Hillary Clinton’s emails and don’t believe she should be charged.

Sanders didn’t mention Clinton’s emails, but instead focused his speech on picking a candidate that would help move the country forward.

“It is not a personality contest,” Sanders said.

Sanders made it clear to a crowd of supporters that he recognizes the options this election are not ideal.

“I’m more than aware that for a lot of reasons people don’t like Donald Trump and they don’t like Hillary Clinton. Fine, but we’ve got to get beyond personality,” Sanders said. “In these difficult times, we need a president who is going to bring us together not divide us up.”

Sanders also touched on climate change, corporate oversight and income equality.

FOX5 spoke to some voters in the crowd who were supporters of Sanders during the February caucus.

“It was a bit disappointing, but Hillary is a strong candidate also, so I think they will work together well and we should support together and work together,” said voter Irma Varela.

Other attendees said they were with Clinton from the start.

“I was not a Bernie Sanders supporter, but hearing him today was inspiring. I understand why a lot of people were behind him and wanted to vote for him,” said Eric.

Regardless of where supporters stand, Sanders had one message for voters, “It is not a personality contest and I say to all of those people many of them in Nevada who are considering voting for Trump, take a hard look at the issues.”

A statement from Trump’s Nevada headquarters said “Bernie Sanders cannot save Nevada for Hillary Clinton” and it is time for a president that will bring back jobs and fix the country’s broken immigration policies.  

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