Flint becomes U.S. Democratic flash point, but residents want action

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Michigan Democratic Party meeting in DetroitBy John Whitesides FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) – The Flint water crisis has united Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in outrage, but some residents suffering through the city’s major public health scandal want more than talking points from the presidential contenders. As Flint becomes the focal point of the Michigan primary battle when it hosts a nationally televised debate on Sunday, residents want to see Clinton and Sanders push harder for funding to replace the city’s crumbling water pipes, pay for long-term medical needs and lower their water bills.

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