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Sanders targets Clinton's Wall Street support

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 01:41

Democratic presidential candidate Sanders targeted rival Hillary Clinton's Wall Street support at a campaign rally in Boston. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders targeted rival Hillary Clinton's Wall Street support as he focused on their differences at a campaign rally in Boston. "I have to say that I am delighted that Secretary Clinton month after month after month seems to be adopting more and more of the positions that we have advocated, that's good" Sanders said. In fact, I think I saw a TV ad and I thought it was me," Sanders said. But he said, "the people of the United States need to know the difference between hastily adopted campaign rhetoric and the real record and the long-held ideas of the candidates," he said. He pointed out the Clinton has received support from Wall Street. "And maybe they are just think they can throw millions of dollars at a candidate and expect to get nothing from that, maybe. I doubt that very much," he said. The tensions reflect the tight battle between the two heading into next Saturday's South Carolina primary. Sanders, who had surged in recent months to challenge front-runner Clinton, is trying to maintain momentum against her in a part of the United States where she wields an advantage among minority voters. While Sanders and the former first lady have publicly clashed on their approaches to healthcare and regulating Wall Street, they have frequently emphasized their common ground on social issues. Sanders has also refused so far to join in Republican attacks on Clinton's record as secretary of state. "Let's talk about the real issues facing America," he said during one televised debate. Clinton has been expected to find easier territory as contests move into the south in the state-by-state battles to pick a party presidential nominee for the November general election. Her backers say minority voters are her "firewall" against Sanders' popularity among young voters who dislike establishment politics and are attracted by his vows to take on Wall Street excesses and high college fees. She won Nevada, which is nearly a quarter Latino, by just over 5 points.

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Sanders targets Clinton's Wall Street support

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 01:41