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Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton And I Are Not 'Bosom Buddies'

Good to know.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made it clear Thursday that although he and Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton are friends, they don't exactly share the secrets of their hearts with each other.

"I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years and I have a great deal of respect for Hillary Clinton, I'm not gonna tell you we are bosom buddies, but we are friends" he said on NPR's "On Point."

Sanders then went on to make the case for why voters should support him over Clinton for 2016.

"If you think establishment politics and establishment economics is the answer to our problems, fine, there are good candidates out there," he said. "But if you think it's time for what I define as a political revolution, that means involving millions and millions of people in the political process today in a way that hasn't been the case before, then I think I'm your candidate."

Sanders has drawn closer to Clinton recently in fundraising and multiple polls, although it's too early for polls to accurately predict who the eventual Democratic nominee will be. According to HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates publicly available polling data, Sanders leads Clinton in New Hampshire but still trails her in Iowa and nationally.

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