After much back and forth, posturing, and indignation, either righteous or otherwise, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have finally agreed on a date to debate in New York State. CNN announced April 4, 2016, that these two contenders, for the Democratic nomination for president, will orally spar-off on April 14. The date of the New York primary is April 19.
Both CNN and NY1, a Time Warner station that airs in New York City, will host the debate. The event will be held in Brooklyn, which is a home to both candidates. Clinton has a campaign headquarters in the New York City borough. Sanders lived there until he graduated high school and moved away.
CNN has announced that Wolf Blitzer will be the moderator. Errol Louis, who is the main political journalist on NY1, and Dana Bash, the main political journalist for CNN, will assist Blitzer in the questioning. Joining in the apparent unity of purpose, this verbal prize fight was sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee.
The debate is scheduled to occur in the old Brooklyn Navy Yard, a sprawling complex along the East River. It is mostly in private hands now. The debate will air from 9-11 p.m. ET. New York sends 277 delegates to the convention.
By Bob Reinhard
Edited by Jeanette Smith
CNN: Clinton, Sanders to meet for Brooklyn debate
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