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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Agree to Brooklyn Debate Ahead of N.Y. Primary

Sanders and Clinton have finally come to terms on where and when they will have one more debate before New York's 2016 Democratic primary.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary ClintonPHOTO DESK / AFP - Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have finally come to terms on where and when they will have one more debate before New York's Democratic primary.

It's going down in Brooklyn.

The DNC-sanctioned debate will be aired on CNN and NY1, a regional cable news outlet, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on April 14 — five days before the New York primary.

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In a statement announcing the agreement, Team Sanders took an unveiled swipe at Clinton, with spokesman Michael Briggs saying, "Fortunately, we were able to move a major New York City rally scheduled for April 14 to the night before. 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."

A Clinton campaign official responded with a statement saying:

"We had thought the Sanders campaign would have accepted our offer for a Brooklyn debate on April 14 in a New York minute, but it ended up taking a few extra days for them to agree. We are glad they did."

The announcement put to rest (sort of) days of squabbling about the when the next debate would be held or if it would even take place at all.

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Both Clinton and Sanders have links to the famed borough. Sanders was born and raised there and attended Brooklyn College for a while — while Clinton represented New York in the Senate and her campaign headquarters is in downtown Brooklyn.