By Cate Martel
Clinton: Sanders should end ‘artful smear’
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“I think it’s time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks, and let’s talk about the issues that divide us,” Clinton said during a heated exchange about campaign finance in Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate.
The crowd booed during the exchange as the two shouted over each other about wanting to discuss their differences in campaign finance reform.
“I worked hard for McCain-Feingold,” Clinton said, denying that her ties to Wall Street mean she has been “bought.”
“I want to reverse Citizens United. I don’t think these attacks of insinuation are worthy of you and enough is enough.”
Thursday’s debate was the first one-on-one debate of the 2016 cycle, after former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley dropped out of the race Monday.