Election Live Blog
Many had thought Hillary Clinton would be taking the stage in tonight’s debate with solid back-to-back victories behind her, and her momentum going into next Tuesday’s extremely important primaries as revved up as ever.
Clinton is going into this debate, which will air on Univision and CNN, still reeling from the biggest upset of the election cycle so far — the loss in #Michigan, a state the most recent polls had showed her leading rival Sen. Bernie Sanders by double digits. Instead, Sanders scored an upset victory, stunning both the Sanders and Clinton camps.
Now, Clinton needs a knock-out performance on Wednesday to take some of the shine off Sanders’ Michigan upset, and Sanders himself needs a strong night to keep his Tuesday victory from seeming like a fluke.
Clinton remains in a strong position. She’s half-way to having the delegates needed to be the #Democratic nominee. Sanders said his Michigan triumph amounted to a public repudiation of establishment efforts to wrap up the primary and hand the nomination to Clinton.
Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire on February 4, 2016 in Durham, New Hampshire. This is the final debate for the Democratic candidates before the New Hampshire primaries. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders participate in the eighth Democratic debate in their race for the nomination in the presidential election.
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