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Democratic rivals fight for Iowa support

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:14

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet with their respective supporters in Des Moines, Iowa, where the candidates had held a televised debate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders met with their supporters in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday (November 14) after a televised debate in the early-voting state. The debate came a day after after a series of bomb and gun attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris and which influenced the foreign policy discussion among the candidates during the debate. But the candidates also stuck to popular themes that have resonated well with many of their supporters. Clinton said getting "common-sense gun safety measures passed" was a priority of hers, and that she wanted to reach every Iowan who cared about those same gun safety values. Sanders, who has gained much support among younger Americans for his views on Wall Street reforms, reiterated his position to supporters. "This is a campaign to bring about structural changes in the entire United States of America to make our country a very very different place. And the only way we do it is when millions of people come together and say 'enough is enough'," Sanders said. With the political clock ticking to the first nominating contest in Iowa on Feb. 1, Clinton has opened a commanding lead over Sanders, her prime challenger, in national and Iowa polls. Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland, trails well behind, in single digits in most polls.

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Democratic rivals fight for Iowa support

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:14