Democratic Presidential Debate: 5 Moments That Mattered By ANDREA GONZALES, VERONICA STRACQUALURSI, MARYALICE PARKS, LIZ KREUTZ, SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and RYAN STRUYK


In the final Democratic debate before the Nevada caucuses, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off at a pivotal moment in the race for the Democratic nomination.

After a sweeping loss in the New Hampshire primary earlier this week, the former Secretary of State aimed to stop the bleeding. Meanwhile, Sanders needed to generate more momentum and support from non-white voters as he heads to more moderate, diverse states.

The Democratic presidential candidates turn to Nevada next Saturday, where each candidate needs to take a stand.

Here are five moments that mattered from the Democratic debate:

1. Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Over and over Bernie Sanders hammers home his one message: The economy is rigged and money corrupts politics. And tonight, Clinton stole it from him.

“There aren’t enough good paying jobs, especially for young people. And yes, the economy is rigged in favor of those at the top,” she said during her opening remarks, echoing the Vermont Senator almost word-for-word from his stump speech.

Clinton also dropped the “R” word during her concession speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

While imitation is the biggest form of flattery, it might also be the biggest sign that the once-presumed Democratic frontrunner is scrambling to find a new message…(read the rest here on abcnews)

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