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First presidential debate highly anticipated in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md. - Monday night's debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be watched by millions across the country and by thousands in Delmarva as both candidates make their latest case to voters to elect them into the Oval Office.

The first televised debate between Trump and Clinton will be viewed in households across the area and at a debate watching parties, like one held for students on the campus of Salisbury Unibersity. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will feature interactive questions with results being displayed in real time. The debate itself begins about 9 p.m.

Adam Hoffman, an associate professor with the school's Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, said the debate will be especially interesting because it will be the first time Clinton and Trump will face each other on the same stage.

Previously, the two had only appeared in debates against primary election opponents.

“It is such a different race from what we’ve seen in the past. I mean you have a consummate politician who’s been in government service for many, many decades and Donald Trump, who doesn’t have political experience, portraying himself as an outsider," Hoffman said.

Howard Warner, a Democrat who is supporting Hillary Clinton, said he expects the Democratic nominee to make a case for herself by establishing herself as an experienced politician who can adequately run the White House.

"You may not like her but it's kind of like Milk of Magnesia. When you took it as a kid, it tasted disgusting but it was good for you. That may be the case with Hillary," he said.

Bob Schieffer, a Republican, said he backs Trump and thinks the businessman needs to provide more detailed information on his policy proposals but also put pressure on Clinton over transparency and during the debate. 

"He's not going to let Hillary get away with anything and he's certainly going to fight back if he's attacked and that's what you can guarantee you're going to see from Donald Trump," he said.

If you plan on watching the debate tonight, you can watch it on WBOC and our sister station FOX21.

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