A 2020 Presidential Update

If you didn’t have the chance to watch Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, here is a quick synopsis of what you missed.

Expectedly, former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren were contentious.

With both Biden and Warren attempting to take down the other frontrunner – as both candidates are earning roughly a quarter of support according to our data – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was able to distinguish himself as the clear third in line. In fact, populist Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilham Omar, and Rashida Tlaib have all recently endorsed Sanders.

With the number of candidates allowed on the stage narrowing, analysts also thought former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang all had their moments in the debate. But they are still pretty far behind in the polls.

Unfortunately, yet again the issue of campaign finance reform and money in politics was not a major topic. The scant attention the issue has received in the debates so far has come, not from the moderator’s questions themselves, but instead has been brought up as an aside by the candidates. We’re hoping that changes soon.

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