Clinton's mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending her campaign contributions from Wall Street by invoking her work to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11 attacks, raising eyebrows among her Democratic challengers and Republicans alike.

During Saturday's second Democratic debate, Clinton was put on the defensive by rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when he said Wall Street had been the major contributor to her campaigns.

Clinton responded that she was representing New York in the Senate when downtown Manhattan was attacked in 2001 and noted that she helped the city's financial hub rebuild.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called it a "gaffe."