TEAM COVERAGE: The candidates' road to the White House

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NEW YORK (Gray DC) -- The eyes of the nation are focused on New York City where both presidential candidates will thank their supporters Tuesday night.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump based their campaigns in New York.

For Clinton, it was her second run for the White House. The journey began in April 2015 when she took on four challengers – the toughest Bernie Sanders.

Sanders' political revolution led to primary and caucus wins in 22 states. The fight went all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

On the first day of the convention, the Democratic National Committee chair resigned after emails proved staffers favored Clinton over Sanders. But it didn't stop Clinton from becoming the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party.

In the final months of the campaign, unflattering, leaked emails revealed the inner workings of Clinton's campaign -- something Trump pressed her on.

Clinton also remains under fire for handling classified information on a private email server when she was Secretary of State.

During her first debate with Trump, Clinton responded, "I made a mistake using a private email. If I had to do it over again, I would obviously do it differently."

The FBI director is not recommending charges against Clinton.

As for Trump, he launched his campaign at his home and office building, Trump Tower, back in June 2015.

In that speech, Trump said something that stuck with him the rest of the campaign. Referring to Mexicans coming to the U.S., he said, "They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists."

In the beginning, Trump faced 16 GOP challengers who said he wasn’t a true conservative. Ted Cruz was his toughest competitor, but Trump pulled off enough delegates to secure the party’s nomination in Cleveland.

Clinton pressured Trump to release his tax returns and questioned his policies – like building a wall on the Mexican border and targeting Muslims.

Then, last month, an 11-year-old video was leaked, showing Trump making lewd comments about women.

"I'm not proud of it. I apologize to my family. I apologize to the American people," said Trump at the second presidential debate.

After that, Trump's poll numbers fell, and he lost support from many Republican politicians.

Trump pushed back claiming the system is rigged against him. Trump also said he won’t commit to accepting the outcome of the election, unless he wins.

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