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Clinton and Sanders to debate in Flint in March

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 17:33:38-05

Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will debate each other in Flint on March 6.

The debate was confirmed in a statement released by Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Wasserman Schultz's statement reads as follows:

I'm pleased to share exciting news on behalf of our two candidates. As with our previous debates, town halls and forums, voters will have several more opportunities to see them share their vision for how to build on 7 years of progress and keep America moving forward. Our Democratic candidates have asked the DNC to sanction and manage additional debates in our primary schedule, including one this week in New Hampshire ahead of the First in the Nation primary, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Having our candidates in agreement on their desire to add debates to our sanctioned schedule, the DNC has sanctioned an MSNBC debate on February 4th at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

The candidates have also agreed to participate in three newly scheduled DNC sanctioned debates to be held in addition to the February 11th PBS News Hour, and March 9th Univision debates already planned. The first of these new debates is confirmed to take place in Flint, Michigan on March 6th, with the remaining two taking place in April and May with times and locations to be determined. We will continue to work closely with both campaigns as we finalize the remaining details.

Our debates have set viewership records because of our candidates’ ideas, energy, and the strength of their vision to build on the progress we’ve made over the last seven years. We look forward to seeing them continuing to share Democrats' vision for the country.

Details on the debate will be released at a later date. It comes just two days before the Michigan primary election on March 8.