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Wasserman Schultz: Obama '08 Primary 'Far More Divisive' Than Clinton-Sanders Clashes

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Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 06:37 AM

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't worried about the sniping between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the party's presidential primary.

"At the point that we're at in the process, it's understandable," Wasserman Schultz said in an interview with Bloomberg Politics' "Masters in Politics" podcast.

While Sanders and Clinton have repeatedly clashed over their approach to campaign finance, breaking up the big banks, and whether gun manufacturers should be held liable for mass shootings, Wasserman Schultz argued the tenor of the campaign has been less heated than the last time two candidates fought for the Democratic nomination. 

"Of course, you know, both of our candidates feel passionately about the issues that are important to them, and they've taken slightly different approaches to achieving the same goals," Wasserman Schultz said. "But ultimately, if you look back to our primary in 2008 between then-Senators Obama and Clinton, it was far more divisive than this primary has been."

Wasserman Schultz brushed aside Sanders' suggestion that Clinton and the DNC may have broken campaign finance laws by raising money jointly. "It's just simply, completely and patently false," Wasserman Schultz said, adding, "We followed the rules and followed the law and have done so to the letter."


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