Starting at 9 p.m. EST, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will go head-to-head in a two-hour debate in Charleston, South Carolina. It will be held at the Gaillard Center, down the street from the Emanuel AME Church where nine African Americans were fatally shot by confessed killer Dylan Roof last June.
It will air on NBC and stream on YouTube. NBC’s evening news anchor Lester Holt will moderate.We will be live tweeting the debate and please join us at @NTFLA_Politics
Since October, the Democratic presidential contenders have contrasted their positions with a very civil discussion of the issues during their three televised debates. But that nice chit – chat between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will end as both are expected to be playing offense tonight as they have their fourth face-off tonight.
Things have become very close as Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses take place Feb. 1 and the New Hampshire Primary Feb. 9. Sanders has closed on Clinton in Iowa and leads her in New Hampshire as the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination is really heating up.
Clinton remains the front-runner nationally but Sanders continues to serve as a strong campaigner worth of consideration. There is no reason to believe that he is not going to be in the race for a long time to come and that might be good news for both camps.
Clinton could use the strong battle from Sanders and he in turn will challenge her for the nomination making things far more interesting than once thought.