Clinton goes on the attack against surging Sanders

US Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (R) and Bernie Sanders participate in the MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate in DurhamThe nearly two-hour debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham comes five days before the state votes in the first primary of the 2016 election race, after Clinton clinched the narrowest victory in Iowa caucus history against Sanders this week. While most expect Clinton to ultimately secure her party’s nomination, she faces a much steeper uphill climb than once imagined as the 74-year-old senator from Vermont whips up passionate support among young voters — earning him a double-digit poll lead in neighboring New Hampshire. In their first one-on-one duel, the former secretary of state made a play to woo Sanders’s fan base by presenting herself as a battle-hardened progressive who can improve the lives of struggling Americans — and whose experience makes her far better suited to the job.

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