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What Sanders' Heart Attack Means For The Democratic Primary

The stage for a July 2019 Democratic presidential primary debate.
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AP
Twelve Democratic candidates will be on stage Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 for a CNN/New York Times presidential primary debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Pictured, the stage for a July 2019 debate.

How will Sen. Bernie Sander's recent heart attack affect the 2020 Democratic presidential race? His campaign says there will be little impact, and he'll be back in action for the fourth Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15. We're talking with reporters in Vermont, New Hampshire and Iowa about how the dynamics of the race are shifting.

The Vermont Senator acknowledged that voters may take his age and recent health scare into account when deciding whether to support him in the race.

Nonetheless, the campaign vows Sanders will attend the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Ohio.

Joining Vermont Edition for a discussion on how Sanders' heart attack and campaign event cancellations are affecting the 2020 presidential race are:

Broadcast live Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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