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CNN is slated to host a Democratic debate in Brooklyn on April 14, ending feuding between the candidates over when to have an Empire State debate ahead of the New York primary.
Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Democrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' MORE have both accepted the network's offer to attend the debate just a few days before the April 19 primary, the network announced Monday night.
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer will moderate the debate. CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash and NY1 political anchor Errol Louis will also ask questions.
"We are glad that she finally has agreed,” Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said in a statement. The Sanders campaign said it rescheduled a rally that night for a day earlier to accomodate the event.
"We hope the debate will be worth the inconvenience for thousands of New Yorkers who were planning to attend our rally on Thursday but will have to change their schedules to accommodate Secretary Clinton’s jam-packed, high-dollar, coast-to-coast schedule of fundraisers all over the country," Briggs said in a statement.
The campaigns have been feuding for days over holding a debate in New York, where Clinton was a senator from 2001 to 2009. The Democratic National Committee said it has sanctioned the debate.
Neither campaign appeared to budge on a date. Clinton agreed to participate in a debate on ABC's "Good Morning America" April 15, while Sanders's campaign agreed to an NBC debate on April 10.
April 14 was one of dates the Clinton campaign had said it offered to debate Sanders, while the Sanders campaign pushed for a debate in Brooklyn.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a backer of Clinton, sought earlier Monday to see the debate come to fruition. Clinton and Sanders last faced off in a debate on March 9.