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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall Forum in Des Moines, Iowa January 25, 2016. Reuters
  • The remaining two candidates for the Democratic Party participated in a last-minute New Hampshire town hall event hosted by CNN , less than a week before the state's primary on 9 February.
  • CNN's Anderson Cooper moderated the two-hour event from Derry, New Hampshire.
  • The next Democratic debate will be broadcast on 11 February from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Wisconsin. The PBS-hosted event will be moderated by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and will air after the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

That's a wrap for the Democratic town hall forum in New Hampshire. There were a number of key topics discussed tonight, with Secretary Clinton getting a variety of never-discussed issues. Sanders may be leading in the Granite State, but it seemed Clinton was better prepared for all the questions thrown her way.

The two candidates will continue to campaign throughout the state before the primary on 9 February. Thanks for joining us tonight!

"If your mom was around today, what advice do you think she'd give you?"

Clinton says she'd be very supportive and that she would probably listening to the comments made about her daughter.

In her closing statements, Clinton says that although she does not expect to win in New Hampshire, she will continue to campaign throughout the state. "I love campaigning in NH. I love this process," she says. After asking for voters' support, Clinton adds: "I will fight for you every day in the White House!"

It's time for the lightning round of miscellaneous questions for Clinton. She's asked how she would spend a day if she could be anonymous. Clinton says she would visit with friends and hang out with her granddaughter, who calls her "Grandma!"

Julie Carignan, a New Hampshire resident, asks how Clinton can persuade her daughters to support her. Carignan says her five 20-something daughters are "feeling the Bern". Clinton says she's happy to hear they are interested in politics and asks that they look into her record and accomplishments.

Chris Lopez asks: "What would you do to decriminalise marijuana."

Clinton says she supports the legalisation of medical marijuana but also supports additional research into the uses, benefits and effects of marijuana in medicine.

Clinton says she does not regret giving speeches to big banks they do not influence her decisions now.

We're back with a video clip from Bernie Sanders on the night of the Iowa Caucus. In the video, Sanders notes he is the only candidate on the Democratic side who does not have a Super PAC.

We're at a commercial break. Several Twitter users have noted that Clinton appears to be getting much harder questions than Sanders. However, the questions have allowed Clinton to give voters more insight into who she is as a candidate.

Rabbi Johnathan Spira-Savett asks a question about ego and humility: "How do you cultivate the ego necessary to be President and integrate humility as well?"

Clinton says its important to be "self-conscious". She says that she struggles to find a balance between ego and humility, adding she gets a scripture passage every morning, which helps keep her "grounded".

Clinton is asked how she will defend herself against "right-wing attacks" once she assumes office. She says she's had a lot of practice.

Cooper asks: Should women register for the draft?

Clinton: Says the all-volunteer military force has worked, but that she would have to be better informed on whether draft registration is necessary. "I want every person to register at the age of 18 to vote automatically," she adds.

Another question comes from Michael Thiele, who asks Clinton to make a promise that the US will not expand its military involvement abroad. Clinton says she cannot make that promise but that military involvement is always the last resort.

Jim Kinhan, a cancer patient, asks: "What leadership will you provide to advance respectful conversation about end-of-life choices?"

Clinton thanks Kinhan for participating. Says it is "crucial" issue that everyone needs to consider. Clinton adds that she would want to immerse herself in the ethical writings, scientific/medical writings to better understand the issue.

"Are there any issues beyond abortion you'd consider applying as a litmus test for Supreme Court nominees?" asks high school English teacher Dave Scanell. Clinton says the country has to protect abortion and marriage equality, but says more needs to be done. "I am looking for people rooted in the real world," Clinton adds.

Clinton says she acknowledges she has work to do when it comes to attracting young women voters. It's followed up by a question on Sanders' proposed "political revolution". She says she disagrees with Sanders proposal to start over with healthcare.

I'm a progressive who likes to get things done.

-Hillary Clinton

Clinton is now on stage. She discusses her win in Iowa but says New Hampshire's primary is now her focus. Says she's proud of the campaigns she and Sanders have launched.

She's asked: "Does Sanders have a point when he says you're a progressive 'some days'?" Clinton laughs at how Sanders has been seemingly deemed the gatekeeper of who is or isn't a progressive.

We've entered a lightening round of miscellaneous questions, including what car he owns and if he can do a Larry David impression. Sanders wraps up his hour with a closing statement in the hopes to win over independent voters. Clinton is up next.

Raul Bernal is up next with a question about Sanders' eligibility in a general election. Sanders rails against polls and says Democrats win elections when there are larger voter turnouts. Says there is more excitement and enthusiasm in his campaign than in Clinton's campaign.

Sanders is also asked why an independent voter should chose him over Donald Trump. He notes Trump's comments against Latinos and against an increase in minimum wage. Sanders says he would love for Trump to win the GOP nomination. "I want Trump to win the Republican nomination. I would LOVE to run against him," he says.

David Cote asks Sanders about what he would do about treating drug addiction when prevention fails. Sanders says "we have a very serious crisis" and that the issue is not a criminal issue but a health issue.

Sanders blames the media for any attacks made between the candidates. Clinton's campaign was quick to fire back.

We're back from a short break, and Sanders is asked to watch a short clip from Clinton's speech on Monday. Cooper asks Sanders if he believes Clinton is a progressive. Sanders says he respects Clinton but says he puts doubt that she is a true progressive.

Mark Viens, a Sanders supporter, asks if he would be up for running for a second term in office. Sanders—who would be 83 at the end of a second term—says he thinks he is up for the challenge.

Marjorie Smith, a Democratic state representative, asks: "How do you plan to work with Congress to bring the nation closer to achieving a more perfect union?"

Sanders says he has a history of being able to work with Republicans when there is "common ground". However, he notes it is his belief that the current Congress is more concerned with working for the wealthy instead of everyone else.

The executive director of Facilitity for Homeless Veterans, Keith Howard, asks if Sanders has ceded support of veterans to Republicans. Sanders notes he has worked on legislation to help veterans during his time as senator.

Gabrielle Greaves, a university student, asks Sanders about police brutality. Sanders gives an answer he has given before regarding policing in the US. He says that while he supports law enforcement, he believes that police officers that break the law should face the consequences. He also calls for the demilitarization of police departments, says that police departments must look like the communities they serve and believes the country should rethink the use of lethal force.

Denise Spenard, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, is up next with a question on terrorism. "In my view, we must first destroy Isis," Sanders says. Calls for "on the ground, Muslim troops" and a global coalition. He also calls for better intelligence communications between countries and says he supports a better screening process for those entering the country. However, he notes he supports accepting Syrian refugees. He ends by thanking Spenard for her courage.

Next question comes from Jason Telerski, an IT manager, who says he's a Sanders supporter. Telerski asks Sanders how he will engage with a broader group of voters and show he understands their point of view.

Sanders says his campaign is actively reaching out to the African American and Latino communities. He says no one will fight institutional racism, mass incarceration and police brutality more than he will if he's elected.

"My spirituality is that we're all in this together," Sanders says when asked about religion.

First question comes from Chris Brownell, who asks about Sanders' plan to raise taxes while noting he supports his family on just $41K. Sanders says that while taxes will rise under his proposals, all Americans would receive universal healthcare. "You'll pay a little more, but your private health insurance premiums will disappear," he promises.

Cooper asks Sanders if he feels he is truly a Democrat. Sanders says he is, while listing his work with Congressional Democrats.

Despite leading in the polls, Sanders says he considers himself the "underdog" in New Hampshire. Says the Clinton "organisation" has had at least four campaigns in the Granite State.

Sanders touts the 3.5 million individual contributions his campaign has received. The average contribution is just $27.

And the town hall begins in the first-in-the-nation primary state. The event will be particularly crucial for the Iowa Caucus winner. Clinton is not expected to win New Hampshire, but the town hall will provide her an opportunity to gain some votes in the Granite State and even reach voters in other states.

Up first: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Sanders went on the attack today, casting doubt on whether Clinton could truly consider herself a progressive. The Vermont senator choose to launch a Donald Trump-style attack, flooding his Twitter account with a flurry of "Most progressives I know" tweets.

Following a tight Iowa Caucus on Monday (1 February), Clinton cinched a win with only a 0.2% lead over Sanders. The Iowa Caucus also saw former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley finally suspending his campaign. O'Malley, who managed less than 1% in Iowa, has yet to endorse either candidate.

The CNN-hosted town hall in Derry, New Hampshire is set to begin in less than an hour. The event will feature the two last remaining Democratic presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Recent polls show Sanders leading Clinton by double digits in the Granite State. But how exactly big is the Vermont senator's lead?

  • UMass/7News: Sanders 61%, Clinton 32%
  • ARG: Sanders 49%, Clinton 43%
  • Boston Herald/FPU: Sanders 57%, Clinton 37%
  • CNN/WMUR: Sanders 61%, Clinton 30%