Democratic presidential debate: night 1

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Members of the media gather for a walk-through of the stage set-up for the first democratic debate, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are set to converge on the debate stage on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to the American people and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. (Marta Lavandier/AP Photo)

Members of the media gather for a walk-through of the stage set-up for the first democratic debate, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are set to converge on the debate stage on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to the American people and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. (Marta Lavandier/AP Photo)

Guests: Kelly Dittmar, Errin Whack, Chris Borick

Wednesday night marked a milestone in the 2020 election cycle. Ten of the twenty plus Democratic candidates for President squared off in the first of two debates. The night’s poll leaders include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, and Beto O’Rourke. Today on the show, we’ll recap the event, discuss the highlights, and talk about what it means for the future of the race and the party. We’re joined by assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University KELLY DITTMAR, professor of political science at Muhlenberg College CHRIS BORICK, and Associate Press writer ERRIN WHACK.

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