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Highlights from first Democratic Debate of 2020 Election

Posted at 11:31 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 23:31:06-04

MIAMI, Fla. — The first Democratic Debate for the 2020 Presidential Election got heated in Miami.

The first part happened Wednesday, with ten candidates on stage discussing issues including immigration, healthcare, equal pay, gun reform, and climate change.

One thing that's apparent with this election is the number of women running for president.

Tonight's debate included Senator Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Hawaii U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard. There are a total of six women running in the 2020 election.

The men included former Texas U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, former Maryland Congressman John Delaney, Governor of Washington Jay Inslee, and Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan.

None of these candidates are leading in Florida according to a new Quinnipiac poll, which shows former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders are ahead of all the candidates including President Donald Trump. Biden leads against Trump 50% to 41%, and Sanders is slightly ahead of Trump; 48% to 42%.

Tomorrow will host the second part of the debate and the other ten democratic candidates.