Democratic debate analysis

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Democratic presidential candidates are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Democratic presidential candidates are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Guests: Dawn Teele, Dick Polman, Ali Valenzuela

Ten Democratic candidates stood on stage at Texas Southern University on Thursday night in the third debate leading up to the presidential primaries. It was the first time all the front-runners fielded questions side by side. Today we’ll talk about what the candidates said, how they said it, and how it might be playing among voters. Our guests are DAWN TEELE, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, DICK POLMAN, veteran political journalist, and ALI VALENZUELA, assistant professor of politics at Princeton University.

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