In a first for the 2016 presidential cycle, businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders will address the same crowd in New Hampshire, along with six other presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle.
Trump and Sanders, who have been drawing five times the crowds as other candidates in the first-in-the-nation primary state, will make remarks at the “No Labels Problem Solver Convention” on Oct. 12 with Republicans Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Gov. John Kasich, former Gov. George Pataki and Democrats former Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Sen. Jim Webb.
According to organizers, Sanders will address the audience via satellite from Las Vegas where he will be for the first Democratic presidential primary hosted by CNN on Oct. 13. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is not expected to speak at the convention.
“No Labels” is a national bipartisan organization headed up by former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman focused on practical solutions to issues like job creation, balancing the federal budget, securing Social Security and Medicare, and energy security.
“There has never been an event like this before. To have so many presidential candidates and leaders from both parties gathered at the same event speaks to the growing influence of the No Labels movement and the growing desire for a new politics of problem solving in America,” Huntsman said in a statement.
The convention will also host members of Congress and local and state elected officials.