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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


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US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Thursday took part in their feistiest debate of the campaign so far.

Polls suggest Sanders has a double-digit lead over Clinton ahead of the New Hampshire primary on 9 February.

He accused Clinton of representing the US establishment and implied she has been influenced by donations.

“I am very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a super PAC who is not raising huge sums of money from Wall Street or special interests,” Sanders said.

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.”

The rivals also crossed swords over healthcare, college tuition and who is the truest progressive.

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