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Clinton should focus on reaching out to Sanders supporters, experts say

Political commentators and experts are calling on Hillary Clinton to pivot her campaign to focus on unifying the Democratic Party, after NBC News projected Monday that she has secured a majority of delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Jared Bernstein, former economic advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Tuesday that the former secretary of state should do more to bring in supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

"I think that Hillary Clinton's best move at this point would be to think about ways to try to pull those Sanders supporters, at least the ones who are open to unifying, into the fold, and not to harangue Bernie Sanders to get out of the way," said Bernstein, now senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Sara Fagen, former senior aide to President George W. Bush, agreed but said the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign is already making a strong effort.

"They're very cognizant of the fact that Bernie Sanders has a wide swath of the Democratic Party very loyal to him and very energized by him," she said.

Fagen added, however, that the campaign needs to continue its unification efforts.

"The Clinton campaign, while they're going to win regardless of the results tonight, she's clearly going to be the nominee, they do need to bring the party together," said Fagen, now a partner at public affairs firm DDC.

Fagen and Bernstein made their comments ahead of Tuesday's primary contests in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North and South Dakota.