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US primaries: Clinton and Sanders cross swords over donations

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US primaries: Clinton and Sanders cross swords over donations

<p>US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Thursday took part in their feistiest debate of the campaign so far.</p> <p>Polls suggest Sanders has a double-digit lead over Clinton ahead of the New Hampshire primary on 9 February.</p> <p>He accused Clinton of representing the US establishment and implied she has been influenced by donations.</p> <p>“I am very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a super <span class="caps">PAC</span> who is not raising huge sums of money from Wall Street or special interests,” Sanders said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Most-Tweeted <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DemDebate?src=hash">#DemDebate</a> Moment: Sanders says “The business model of Wall Street is Fraud.” <a href="https://t.co/VUQefhkOUm">pic.twitter.com/VUQefhkOUm</a></p>— Twitter Government (@gov) <a href="https://twitter.com/gov/status/695460111699947520">February 5, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Clinton fought back, saying: “I really don’t think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you and enough is enough. If you’ve got something to say, say it directly, but you will not find that I ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that I ever received.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There is only one person who is ready to be commander in chief on stage at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DemDebate?src=hash">#DemDebate</a>.</p>— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/695445837296480256">February 5, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The rivals also crossed swords over healthcare, college tuition and who is the truest progressive.</p> <h3>Latest opinion polls</h3> <br /> <br /> <p><strong><span class="caps">REPUBLICANS</span></strong></p> <script id="infogram_0_usa_election_republicans" title="USA ELECTION REPUBLICANS" src="//e.infogr.am/js/embed.js?Gb5" type="text/javascript"></script> <br /> <br /> <strong><span class="caps">DEMOCRATS</span></strong> <script id="infogram_0_usa_election_democrats" title="USA election Democrats" src="//e.infogr.am/js/embed.js?nXf" type="text/javascript"></script>