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Clinton, Sanders to face off in debate

Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 01:32

Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in a televised debate in Flint, Michigan ahead of the state's critical primary vote. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go head to head in a nationally televised debate Sunday night in Flint, Michigan. Clinton hopes to expand her lead over Sanders even further in the Democratic campaign Tuesday, when Michigan holds it primary vote. She already scored a convincing victory in delegate-rich Louisiana Saturday, when three states held their Democratic contests, but Sanders remained competitive with wins in Kansas and Nebraska. Clinton told supporters in Detroit Saturday all eyes are now on Michigan, where a whopping 147 delegates are up for grabs. "I want to congratulate Senator Sanders for running a strong campaign. I am thrilled we're adding to our pledged delegate count. I'm grateful to everyone who turned out to support us." Flint has been thrust into the national spotlight by a water contamination crisis in the impoverished, black-majority city. Sanders told supporters in Warren, Michigan Saturday there needs to be accountability. "I think when you have that kind of dereliction, dereliction in duty, I think the governor should do the right thing and resign." Sunday's debate comes at a critical juncture in the Democratic contest, as Clinton tries to close out the Vermont Senator's upstart campaign once and for all.

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Clinton, Sanders to face off in debate

Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 01:32