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WASHINGTON — Special interest money, including campaign contributions from drug companies, was the focus of a heated argument between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Thursday night during a debate held in Durham, N.H.

The exchange came during the event, sponsored by MSNBC, when Sanders accused Clinton of taking too much money from powerful special interests, citing pharmaceutical companies as one example.


That charge set Clinton off — and she responded by accusing Sanders of using a “very artful smear” to suggest that the contributions have influenced her views.

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