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Key Takeaways From the Democratic Debate - Page 3

Elizabeth Warren was in the line of fire
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2019 1:37 AM CDT
Updated Oct 16, 2019 6:55 AM CDT

  • Big moment for Buttigieg. For Niall Stanage at the Hill, the South Bend mayor was the "single standout performer" at the debate. "He took the fight to Warren, was prominent in the key early stages of the debate and made his case more broadly as a candidate able to connect with voters beyond the liberal base," Stanage writes.
  • No game-changers. Low-polling candidates including Beto O'Rourke, Klobuchar, and Julian Castro did not have any game-changing moments and are unlikely to appear at the November debate, according to Shane Goldmacher at the New York Times. With Cory Booker and Kamala Harris largely remaining out of the fray, it seemed at times that "the stage had narrowed to a four-person debate," with Sanders and Warren representing the left and Biden and Buttigieg representing the center-left, Goldmacher writes.
(Read more Democratic debate stories.)

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