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Clash of priorities defines debate as '16 campaign takes off

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that the presidential campaign is starting to move past who is running for the White House, Republicans and Democrats are setting out very different paths to Election Day.

Republicans say the country faces a dire threat from terrorism and is on the brink of falling victim to Islamic State militants. But to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and her peers, the nation is crippled by economic anxiety, where the rich get richer and everyday families struggle to keep pace.

The two sides are playing to the interests of their party's most passionate voters -- and donors. Recent polling suggests that Democrats would be more likely than Republicans to vote for a candidate who doesn't share their views on handling the Islamic State group.

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