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Smooth move, Democrats! Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to debate in Flint, Michigan

Having yielded to the Democratic presidential candidates’ desire for more debates, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced today that the party is officially sanctioning an eighth debate, which will appropriately be held in the city of Flint, Michigan, which is suffering from a lead poisoning crisis resulting from Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s takeover of the city.

The debate will be carried by CNN.

“Our Democratic candidates have run spirited campaigns focused on how to best move our country forward, and our upcoming debate in Flint, Michigan is a critical setting to highlight what’s at stake in these elections,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a CNN-distributed statement. “This debate is an opportunity to elevate the very serious issues facing the residents of Flint, and it’s also an opportunity to remind voters what Democratic leadership can do for the economy — so that everyone in America has a fair shot.”