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Hillary Clinton visits Flint, addresses water crisis

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited a Flint, Michigan church and met with mothers affected by the water crisis on Sunday. (Photo: Miranda Parnell / WEYI)

FLINT, Mich. (WEYI) -- Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited a Flint, Michigan church and met with mothers affected by the water crisis on Sunday. Afterwards she addressed a packed crowd at House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church.

This comes before a scheduled Democratic debate in Flint between Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders happening March 6.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver endorsed Clinton last month, saying, "Only one presidential candidate--Democrat or Republican--has reached out and asked, 'What can I do? How can I help?' And that's Hillary Clinton."

Clinton said she will use this trip to push approval on U.S. Senate Democrat's $600 million amendment to help Flint.

Flint switched its drinking water source from the Detroit system to the Flint River in April 2014 to save money while the cash-strapped city was led by an emergency manager appointed by the Republican governor. The city returned to Detroit water in October after testing detected increased lead levels in residential water supplies and in children's blood.

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