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Clinton calls for additional debate in Flint

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have reached a deal to hold four more debates, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.
{mosads}The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has yet to agree to the plan, and the dates and locations have not yet been decided, the report added.
Both camps have also agreed to attend a Feb. 4 debate in New Hampshire that is not sanctioned by the DNC. 
Hillary for America released a statement Saturday afternoon calling for a Democratic debate in Flint, Mich. The city is currently dealing with a crisis over lead contamination in its drinking water.
“The water crisis in Flint is unconscionable,” the statement said. “It’s been going on for years, as the people of Flint repeatedly asked for help and were ignored by state government.”
“We’ve agreed to an additional debate in NH and are currently in discussions to agree to additional debates — we think one of the should be in Flint. We should use the spotlight of the presidential campaign to keep the focus on Flint, and to lift up the historic underlying issues that Flint and too many other predominantly low-income communities of color across America are struggling with every day.”
– Updated at 3:31 p.m.
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