Entire 2016 field descends on New York City ahead of primary

Hillary Clinton
The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s matzo factories and diners will take a backseat to the debate stage and talk show circuit as the entire presidential field — two Democrats and three Republicans — descends on the nation’s largest city.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will hold their first debate in more than a month, a showdown Thursday in Brooklyn that comes at a tense moment in the Democratic primary.

Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich will each speak at a state GOP gala before the latter two candidates appear on late-night shows.

While the White House hopefuls have been blanketing New York state for several days, holding rallies and mingling at local hangouts, Thursday’s events are among the last high-profile opportunities they’ll have to reach voters.

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