Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells worshippers at a church in Mt. Vernon, New York that the state's party nominating contest next week will play a ''big role'' in determining who ultimately becomes the Democratic nominee for president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a congregation at the Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon on Sunday, where she said winning the New York primary was pivotal toward securing the Democratic presidential nomination. "The New York primary will play a big role in determining who the Democratic nominee is, and I want you to know, my mission as president will be to knock down every barrier that stands in the way of any person," Clinton said. Hillary Clinton, a former New York senator and U.S. Secretary of State, will face off next Tuesday with U.S. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in New York. Polls show Clinton is favored to win the state, although Sanders, a New York City native who is hoping for an upset win to ensure the continued viability of his campaign, has managed to narrow the gap in recent days.