Payne & Domke: Why A New York Primary Win 'Is Crucial' For Both Democratic Candidates07:25

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Ahead of a key primary next week in New York and following days of confrontational rhetoric, the Democratic candidates for president square off in a debate Thursday night.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both courting traditional Democratic voting blocks in New York, including organized labor.

Both held big rallies in New York City on Wednesday.

WBUR's political analysts — Republican strategist Todd and Democratic strategist Dan Payne — joined Morning Edition to preview the debate.

This segment aired on April 14, 2016.

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