Local Democrats divided over presidential choices

The Democratic presidential candidates are at odds over whether to participate in a newly-proposed debate to be held just before New Hampshire’s February 9th primary. The event is not sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee.

Meanwhile, local Democrats are reportedly divided over who did best in a Monday night debate. It was a different format according to Cache County Democratic Chairman Vince Wickwar.

“It gave the candidates a lot more time to speak about what interested them,” Wickwar says. “It was interesting to see how they ended up on totally different topics so it’s very hard, in a sense, to compare them.”

Wickwar says Hillary talked more about foreign affairs while Bernie Sanders spent more time on such topics as free or reduced cost of a college education.

Wickwar says local Democrats are divided about the candidates, with some of them not supporting Hillary Clinton as the “inevitable candidate.” The two candidates are locked in a tight battle in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

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