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(CNN) – She's facing a myriad of attacks from the right, but former secretary of state Hillary Clinton says she does not need her husband standing up for her.
"My husband was very sweet today, but I don't need anybody to defend my record, I think my record speaks for itself," Clinton told PBS Newshour.
She's referring to the former president's fierce defense of her assertion that the family was "dead broke" when they left the White House.
"It is factually true that we were $7 million in debt," Bill Clinton told NBC's David Gregory Tuesday. "She's not out of touch and she advocated and worked as a senator for things that were good for ordinary people."
In her own defense, Hillary Clinton told PBS: "I shouldn't have said the five or so words that I said, but my un-artful use of those few words doesn't change who I am, what I've stood for my entire life, what I stand for today."
So is Bill doing Hillary any favors? And will the "dead broke" comment ever die?
CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush Ari Fleischer weigh in.
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