In their haste to show solidarity with people hurt by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the Democratic presidential contenders understated what officials in Michigan are doing about it.
A look at some of the claims in the debate Sunday night, staged in Flint:
HILLARY CLINTON: "The state should also be sending money immediately to help this city."
THE FACTS: It is. So far, Michigan has come forward with $70 million and Gov. Rick Snyder has called for an additional $165 million.
BERNIE SANDERS: "First thing is, you say people are not paying a water bill for poison, and that is retroactive."
THE FACTS: The state Legislature already has authorized $30 million to cover, retroactively, 65 percent of the water portion of people's water and sewer bills. That covers some, but not all, of what residents owe.
CLINTON on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement: "I thought it was reasonable to know what was in it before I opposed it."
THE FACTS: Not knowing the final details of the trade deal did not stop her from taking a position on it before: She favored it before she opposed it.
As Obama's secretary of state, Clinton was far more enthusiastic about the Pacific trade deal taking shape than she became once she was running for president and trying to appeal to the liberal wing of her party. As secretary she had given speeches around the world in support of the deal under negotiation, saying in Australia in 2012 that it "sets the gold standard in trade agreements," a cheerleading sentiment she echoed elsewhere.
She's said the final agreement didn't address her concerns. But the final version actually had been modified to drop certain provisions that liberal activist groups had opposed.