Democratic Presidential Candidates Take the Stage in Second Debate

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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)

We recap Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate, which features current frontrunners former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, as well as California politicians Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Eric Swalwell. What did you think? Which candidates stood out to you and made their mark?


Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED; co-host, KQED's Political Breakdown podcast

Charlotte Alter, national correspondent, Time