New Hampshire Debate: Clinton & Sanders, Head to Head!

Tonight, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Senators (I-VT) face off one on one for the very first time in a Democratic debate. After the results of the Iowa caucus, Sanders and Clinton are the last remaining Democratic candidates vying for the White House. Former Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley, has dropped out of the Presidential race as of February 1, during the Iowa caucus results. O’Malley has not made an indication of who he will be supporting, now that his campaign has been suspended.

Tonight’s debate will come live from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.  The event is set to begin at 9:00 PM EST and will be aired live from MSNBC. For those without MSNBC or cable, the event will be streamed live for free via,, and their respective apps on iOS and Android. Chuck Todd of NBC News and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC will be moderating tonight’s event. To follow live updates on social media and pre-debate analysis, use the hashtag #DemDebate to find the buzzing conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

To no surprise, under the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist New Hampshire Poll, the Senator hailing from Vermont is maintaining his lead, 58% to 38%.

How to Watch the Democratic Debate (New York Times)

New Hampshire Democratic Debate: Clinton, Sanders go Head-To Head (NBC News)

4 Things to Watch in First Head-to-Head Debate (MSNBC)

Next Up, New Hampshire

The next primary will be in New Hampshire for both parties, which will take place on Tuesday, February 9. Stay tuned with NAfME for the latest developments as we continue into primary season!

Ronny Lau, Legislative Policy Advisor, Center for Advocacy, Policy, and Constituency Engagement, February 4, 2016. © National Association for Music Education (