The last democratic presidential debate will take place in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday (January 14), before the Iowa Caucuses kick off on February 3.
On the stage of the debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register Bernie Sanders. Joe Biden. Elizabeth Warren. Pete Buttigieg. Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyerthat are all white.
CNN reports that this is also the lowest number of candidates on stage to date.
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While polls show a tight race between Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg and Biden, which CNN reports have all scored real goals, Klobuchar and Steyer are still vying for an outbreak.
One of the main issues to watch out for during the debate is Warren’s report of a private meeting with Sanders in 2018 where he disagreed with her that a woman could win the presidency.
“I thought a woman could win. he disagreed, ”said Warren in a statement.
Sanders vehemently contested the claim, saying, “It is ridiculous to think that at the same meeting that Elizabeth Warren told me that she was running for president, I would tell her that a woman could not win.”
Another issue that is sure to be discussed is the Trump-ordered drone attack that killed the top Iranian military commander, General. Qassem Soleimani,
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DIVERSITY PLUMMETS BEFORE THE ALL WHITE DEBATE LEVEL
What was once a diverse pool of democratic presidential candidates is now largely known how Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard and CNN reports that these are the only candidates who have qualified for this debate.
Ironically, during the December debate, Yang noted the lack of variety on stage as “an honor and a disappointment at being the only candidate for color.”
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Even though Yang missed the debate on Tuesday, he is still in the race after collecting more than $ 16.5 million last quarter and attracting some of the race’s biggest viewers, the Washington Post reports.
Not to mention the survival of prominent candidates in the field, including three senators and two governors, the Washington Post reports.
Sen. Kamala Harris announced the end of their campaign in early December, followed by the former secretary for housing and urban development Julian Castrowho retired on January 2nd.
On Monday, Sen. Cory Booker has announced that it is no longer running.
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The Washington Post also reported Monday that Yang attracted around 700 people to Drake University during a campaign freeze.
“It is enormous! That’s incredible! Yang exclaimed as he stepped onto the stage, the Washington Post reports.
NBC News reports that Yang was virtually unknown 12 months ago and is currently polling around 3% of respondents across the country. He is about to qualify for the debate on Tuesday. Nevertheless, it is significantly lower than most of the six candidates who have officially qualified for the stage.
CNN reports that the upcoming impeachment process could force Senate members – Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar – and Bennet, who will not be on Tuesday’s debate stage – out of the campaign in Iowa before February 3, Caucuses.
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According to CNN, impeachment proceedings could be the focus and the media spotlight on the 2020 race could be dim.
This increases the stake in Tuesday night’s debate, according to CNN, as the impeachment process in the past three weeks before the Iowa meeting and in the last four weeks before the New Hampshire kick-off is likely to offer fewer opportunities to shake the race.