After emerging from the Iowa caucuses in a virtual tie for first place, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders heads to New Hampshire, where he leads rival Hillary Clinton, for that state's presidential primary. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Fresh off a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tuesday (February 2) began his final push to woo voters in New Hampshire, before the state holds its presidential primary February 8. Sanders came out of Monday's (February 1) Iowa caucus in a virtual tie with rival candidate Hillary Clinton, and now faces audiences in New Hampshire, which borders his native Vermont. He told the crowd of supporters that they had taken on what he called, "the most powerful political organization in this country," to come back from a 50-point deficit in the polls. He added that, it his campaign could win in New Hampshire, after making a great showing in Iowa, then the momentum could propel them on to victory in the Democratic nomination and the general election in November. Both Clinton and Sanders have been fighting to be best in class on an issue that resonates loudly with young Americans - runaway student debt. The White House contenders are shopping rival plans that would make college more affordable. Sanders is pitching a scheme to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, and Clinton is promoting one that would ensure students pay what they can without taking on crippling loans. The problem is acute in New Hampshire - which stages its primary on Feb. 9. There, college debt runs about $33,410 per student, 15 percent above the U.S. average, according to The Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit advocacy group. Only Delaware has a higher figure, at $33,808.