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Democrats face off in first debate in Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 01:24

Democratic presidential candidates participate in first televised debate from Las Vegas. Julie Noce reports.

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The topic of Hillary Clinton's emails- which has been overshadowing her campaign for the Democratic presidential nominee- may have finally been put to rest. By her rival, Bernie Sanders. During Tuesday's CNN debate in Las Vegas, the Senator from Vermont said people were tired of talking about it. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "But tonight, I want to talk not about my emails but what the American people want from the next president of the United States." (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS, SAYING: "Let me say this. Let me say, let me say something that may not be great politics, but that the secretary is right. And that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "Thank you, me too, me too (LAUGHTER)" Sanders and Clinton are the party's leading candidates for the moment which include Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and former U.S. Senator from Virginia Jim Webb. After the debate, supporters for both Sanders and Clinton spoke to Reuters. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WILL PERRYMAN, SANDERS SUPPORTER, SAYING: "I want the world to see what Bernie's talking about. He's not as well known as Hillary. He doesn't have the financial backing that she does, but he has the people, as you can see. So, hopefully, I want Bernie's face to get out there and for him to show, like, he's always good in front of the camera, he's always good and answers the questions well, so I'm just hoping people get a chance to see him." (SOUNDBITE) (English) CLINTON SUPPORTER IAN LEVISTE SAYING: "I think that when she talks with the other candidates, they'll see that she is truly trying to change America and push it forward to the future." This was the first of six scheduled debates in the race to be the party's nominee in next year's presidential election.

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Democrats face off in first debate in Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 01:24