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Democratic debate: Editorial board judges how each candidate did

Las Vegas always puts on a good show and Wednesday’s Democratic debate delivered it. It was more prize fight than spectacle.

Supporters of each candidate will find some winning moments, as well as some cringe-worthy ones.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg stumbled badly at the start, but came back to land a few blows and Elizabeth Warren finally took the gloves off. Bernie Sanders emerged unscathed and Joe Biden did better than usual.

See what the Newsday editorial board and columnists had to say as they watched live Wednesday night.

Here’s how some members of the Newsday editorial board ranked the candidates:

Presidential candidates

Joe Biden

Former Vice President

Rita Ciolli:
Michael Dobie:
Lane Filler:
Amanda Fiscina:
Randi Marshall:

Michael Bloomberg

Former Mayor of New York City

Rita Ciolli:
Michael Dobie:
Lane Filler:
Amanda Fiscina:
Randi Marshall:

Pete Buttigieg

Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Rita Ciolli:
Michael Dobie:
Lane Filler:
Amanda Fiscina:
Randi Marshall:

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator, Minnesota

Rita Ciolli:
Michael Dobie:
Lane Filler:
Amanda Fiscina:
Randi Marshall:

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator, Vermont

Rita Ciolli:
Michael Dobie:
Lane Filler:
Amanda Fiscina:
Randi Marshall:

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator, Massachusetts

Rita Ciolli:
Michael Dobie:
Lane Filler:
Amanda Fiscina:
Randi Marshall: