CNN to Host Democratic Debate in Flint

By Mark Joyella 

The Democratic National Committee announced Sunday CNN will host a Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Mich., March 6, two days before the state’s primary.

“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,” said DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a 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.”

The Flint debate is one of three additional debates announced by the DNC last week.

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have both addressed the scandal involving Flint’s water, with Sanders calling for the resignation of Michigan Gov. Rick Synder, a Republican, and Clinton leaving New Hampshire Sunday to visit the city.