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Clinton, Sanders to debate in Flint on March 6

Feb 3, 2016

Hillary and Bernie are coming to Flint.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidates will have a debate in Flint in March.

The first of (debates) will be tomorrow night in New Hampshire, to air on MSNBC. The second will be in Flint, Michigan (as Hillary Clinton has requested) in March; the third will be in Pennsylvania in April, and the fourth will be in California in May, a source close to the talks confirms.

The Democratic National Committee confirmed the debate will take place on March 6. 

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, and Sen. Bernie Sanders are no strangers to the Flint water crisis. In the last Democratic presidential debate in mid-January, both Clinton and Sanders expressed outrage over the crisis in Flint, and tore apart Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

"We've had a city in the United States of America where the population, which is poor in many ways and majority African-American, has been drinking and bathing in lead-contaminated water. And the governor of that state acted as though he didn't really care," Clinton said at the time.

The day before the January debate, Sanders called on Snyder to resign, and said "a man who acts that irresponsibly should not stay in power.

On Jan. 30, the chairman for Clinton's campaign called on the Democratic National Committee to host a debate in Flint to raise awareness for the ongoing public health crisis.