After months of anticipation, the first Presidential Debate is finally here.

On Monday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in person for the first time.

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The candidates, who tout views virtually polar opposite of each other, have been involved in one of the nastiest campaigns in recent history. Millions of dollars have been spent by both sides on smear ads, which have filled TV screens across the country for months.

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Sparks are expected to fly when the two candidates take the stage, after months of hostility and issues that have polarized the country the event is expected to be one of the most highly viewed presidential debates in the nation’s history.

This election has had no shortage of controversy, particularly surrounding Republican nominee Donald Trump. The New York native has been a consistent headline since his campaign began over a year ago. Despite all the controversy surrounding the candidate however, the two candidates remain in a dead heat in the polls on the eve of the first debate.

Hillary Clinton has had her share of controversy as well, with email scandals that led to a federal investigation and questions surrounding the ethical integrity of the Clinton Foundation that have plagued her campaign from the start.

Sparks are expected to fly when the two candidates take the stage, and the event is expected to be one of the most highly viewed presidential debates in the nation’s history.

Viewers of the debate can expect to hear the candidate’s opinions on a number of issues including the economy, immigration, and foreign policy.

The candidates will take the stage at 9 p.m. EST at Hofstra University in New York.

The debate will be televised across all the major networks including ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN.

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