First Democratic Presidential Debate Kicks Off

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The stage is set for the second night of the first Democratic presidential primary debate for the 2020 election at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

From heavy hitters like Elizabeth Warren to lesser-known figures like self-help author Marianne Williamson, twenty democratic presidential hopefuls take to the stage for the first time in the 2020 campaign Wednesday and Thursday nights. We analyze Wednesday's debate.


Evan Halper, national reporter, Los Angeles Times