Democrats Debate Fact Sheet

SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON

-- Accused rivals of slinging mud "right out of the Republican playbook."

-- Leveled her sharpest criticism of the campaign at her rivals' records.

-- Said she's being attacked because she's ahead in the polls.

-- Rejected the suggestion she is seeking to hide her positions.

-- Turned aside criticism from her rivals and answered questions with ease.

-- Criticized Sen. Barack Obama for not saying if he would support universal health care coverage.

SENATOR BARACK OBAMA

-- Said Senator Clinton is not providing straight answers to tough questions.

-- Accused Senator Clinton of not giving clear answers on Social Security and issuing driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.

FORMER SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS
-- Joined Obama in accusing Clinton of switching positions on Social Security, driver's licenses for illegal immigrants and other issues.

-- Said Senator Clinton is trying to have it both ways regarding the war in Iraq, Social Security and defining the scope of President Bush's power to use military force against Iran.

GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON

-- Said it's time to stop the mudslinging.

-- Accused Edwards of engaging in class warfare, Obama of trying to start a generational war and Clinton of supporting an Iraq plan that doesn't end the war.

DEBATE VENUE

-- It unfolded on a stage at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

-- Nevada holds caucuses on Jan. 19, following Iowa on Jan. 3 and most likely the New Hampshire primary.

-- Democrats in Nevada hoped the focus on their state would prompt candidates to pay closer attention to Western issues such as water, grazing and mining rights.


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