Clinton Given Edge in Democratic Debate


Last night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took part in the seventh Democratic Debate. The debate was aired by CNN live from Flint, Michigan. Moderator Anderson Cooper spurred the conversation, which was testy at times between Clinton and Sanders. The first part of the debate focused on the water crisis in Flint, and both candidates called for the resignation of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Sanders and Clinton also discussed a number of topics from the economy and jobs, Wall Street, religion, and foreign policy. A topic of contention for Clinton was Sanders’ vote for a bill in 2009 that would have severely limited the bailout funds for the auto industry. Clinton said, “If everybody had voted as he did I believe the auto industry would have collapsed. You were either for saving the auto industry or you were against it.” This topic is particularly important to Michigan voters as the automotive industry is a major sector of the state’s economy. Overall, the debate was much of the same from the other Democratic debates during which Clinton and Sanders have agreed and disagreed on a number of issues. A video of the debate is below.

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News Source: Politico, Detroit Free Press, The New York Times