The Democratic presidential primary season continued Tuesday night with the first debate of 2020.
For this debate, members of Newsday’s editorial board watched and evaluated each candidate’s debate performances and shared their thoughts here after the debate ended. The evaluations are not an endorsement of any candidates, his or her views or policy positions.
The field of candidates has shrunk to six. They had to qualify by raising money from at least 225,000 unique donors and reach at least 5 percent in four different national polls or 7 percent in two polls from early voting states. Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren qualified. To follow all of the editorial board’s coverage of the 2020 election season, sign up for The Point.
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