Clinton to detour from New Hampshire, visit Flint, Michigan


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for president as Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary nears (all times local):

9 a.m.

Hillary Clinton is detouring from New Hampshire to Flint, Michigan, for a quick visit.

Aides say she was invited by Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, and that Clinton plans a town hall meeting with Flint residents before returning to New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Tuesday.

Clinton has pointed to the crisis of lead-poisoned water in Flint as an example of racial and economic injustice — that’s an issue resonating among Democrats, particularly African-American voters.

The Democratic presidential candidate said in Thursday’s debate that the federal government needs to hold Michigan responsible for the situation in Flint, while finding ways to remedy the “terrible burden” that people in Flint are facing, such as helping to pay for health care costs.

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