|February 20, 2020: Six Democrats debated electability and policy in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee will spend more than $10 million to challenge Democratic voting-related lawsuits.
“If the Democratic Party is paying attention to this actuarial action—and I think it is—their next veep nominee won’t be another no-name ticket balancer picked to satisfy the geographic, gender, and ethnicity needs of the ticket. Rather, he (or she) will be selected based on the understanding that he stands a higher statistical chance completing the term of the presidential nominee than veeps before him. Instead of nominating one prospective president, the Democrats especially will effectively be nominating two.”
– Jack Shafer, Politico senior media writer
The candidates discussed electability, healthcare, criminal justice, foreign policy, sexism, climate change, economic issues, and immigration. Warren had the most speaking time at 16.8 minutes. Bloomberg spoke the least at 13.1 minutes.
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Flashback: February 20, 2016
Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign after placing fourth in the South Carolina Republican primary.
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