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Viewers' Guide: Sanders faces tough questions

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 19:00:12-05

WASHINGTON -- What timing: Just before the final Democratic presidential debate of the year, tensions suddenly are boiling between front-runner Hillary Clinton and chief rival Bernie Sanders.

Revelations that campaign workers for Sanders improperly accessed voter data compiled by the Clinton campaign have thrown a wild card into the primary season's third debate, set for 8 p.m. EST from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and broadcast on RTV6.

Until the Friday dust-up, the debate was seen as focusing on national security.

Sanders had been struggling to get airtime for his economic-focused message when others are talking about keeping the country safe after attacks in Paris and California. Now, he also must answer charges about his campaign.

In a jarring departure from what had been a genteel contest, the Clinton team is accusing the Sanders campaign of stealing information about potential voters worth millions of dollars.

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