MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A tete-a-tete between Hillary Clinton and John Edward after a rancorous presidential debate in South Carolina got folks wondering what the rivals discussed.
Clinton, the junior senator from New York, and Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, met privately after the two Democrats debated with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday night.
The private meeting took place in the Edwards campaign green room after the pointed debate ended, CNN reported, citing sources from both camps. Clinton and Obama attacked each other's records heatedly with Edwards often relegated to watching from the sideline awaiting for a chance to get into the verbal fray.
One of the sources said the meeting happened by chance and the conversation consisted of light chitchat.
An Edwards source said it was not surprising the two met backstage.
"That happens back there," said the source, who said it has happened "more often" with Obama. "It's tight quarters -- we're all on top of each other."
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