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Hillary Clinton is joining Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for an hour-long Fox News special.

Clinton is participating in the town-hall style broadcast Monday night after initially declining because of a scheduling conflict, according to The Blaze.

{mosads}Fox News anchor Bret Baier is moderating the event, which will run for one hour from the Gem Theater in Detroit.

Clinton and Sanders will make their final pitch to an audience of Michigan voters one night before the state’s primary.

Fox News initially confirmed Sanders’s participation earlier on Friday, noting that Clinton was “unable to attend due to a conflict in her campaign schedule.”

Clinton’s participation will mark her first appearance on Fox News since 2014, according to The Blaze.

The former first lady was last on the network for an interview with Baier and co-host Greta Van Susteren during a book tour.

Clinton’s decision comes after Fox News host Chris Wallace criticized her for not appearing on his “Fox News Sunday” broadcast.

Wallace publicly challenged Clinton’s campaign to book the candidate on his show late last month, noting that they had not returned his staff’s interview requests.

Wallace later said the campaign had responded to him.

Sanders has been hitting Clinton hard in Michigan. On Friday he linked her with the poverty that has long plagued the state, saying her past support for international trade deals decimated manufacturing and led to rampant job loss in the state.

Clinton leads the Vermont lawmaker by about 18 percent in Michigan, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Sanders is fighting for a rebound after Super Tuesday earlier this week, where Clinton won seven states to his four.

 

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