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2020 First Democratic Debate

Name the Democratic candidates who will participate in the first set of two debates scheduled to be held June 26th and 27th.
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First submittedJune 19, 2019
Last updatedJune 19, 2019
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State
Candidate
Senator
CO
Michael Bennet
Former V.P.
DE
Joe Biden
Mayor
NY
Bill de Blasio
Senator
NJ
Cory Booker
Mayor
IN
Pete Buttigieg
Former HUD secretary
TX
Julian Castro
Congressperson
MD
John Delaney
Congressperson
HI
Tulsi Gabbard
Senator
NY
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator
CA
Kamala Harris
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State
Candidate
Governor
CO
John Hickenlooper
Governor
WA
Jay Inslee
Senator
MN
Amy Klobuchar
Congressperson
TX
Beto O'Rourke
Congressperson
OH
Tim Ryan
Senator
VT
Bernie Sanders
Congressperson
CA
Eric Swalwell
Senator
MA
Elizabeth Warren
Author
CA
Marianne Williamson
Businessperson
NY
Andrew Yang
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level 69
Jun 19, 2019
Oh cool! 1½ years away to vote in a 4-year election cycle and we get to start in already.
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level 70
Jun 19, 2019
What's funny is that if any of these people want to see these kinds of percentages by their names, this game is the only place to find them. Most are event breaking 1%. What a pathetic joke.
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level 72
Jun 20, 2019
This quiz tests whether people have heard of these candidates. The "event breaking 1%" refers to their polling support, which will necessarily include several 1-per-cent-ers, because there are 20 of them and their sum total has to add to 100%. So it's not so much a "pathetic joke" as a reality of mathematics. The 1%-ers will be weeded out soon, because a 2% bar will apply from the third debate in August.
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level 73
Jun 19, 2019
I would be happy with any of them instead of the current cluster.
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level 68
Jun 26, 2019
I'm happy with Trump being president.
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level 62
Jun 27, 2019
Anything in particular that you’re happy with? Besides the prison reform bill, I haven’t been impressed much.
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level 58
Jun 23, 2019
Anyone under 5% should drop out and endorse someone. Or if they are new, run for Senate.
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level 72
Jun 23, 2019
When Trump started out in the 2016 Republican primaries, he was under 5%, so for all these apparent no-hopers, never-say-never applies. They will drop out in good time and endorse others, partly helped on their way by the 2% threshold that will apply from the 3rd debate onwards.
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level 61
Jun 26, 2019
Many, like Inslee, are running not to win but to force others to take stances on certain issues.
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level 62
Jun 27, 2019
I hope that Inslee (the green candidate) gets picked for Secretary of the Interior and that Gabbard (the peace candidate) gets picked for Secretary of State. They’re both not Senators, as he’s a governor and she’s a representative, so they’re both available for cabinet positions!
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level 75
Jun 29, 2019
They'll drop out when their money dries up.
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level 49
Jun 26, 2019
None of these debates will come close to garnering the same numbers Nielsen-wise...Student loan forgiveness for all, reparations, and a hatred for The Donald may well not be enough to send your president to pasture after 2020.
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level 61
Jun 26, 2019
Could you give us some more spelling options for Amy Klobuchar, especially some versions that start with a "C." I spent so much time typing cloveshar, clobuchar, clovachar, etc. (I get most of my news in podcast form, so I never see these names written.)
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2019
Clobuchar would have worked
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level 72
Jun 29, 2019
But Amy asks you to please spell her name with a K
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level 57
Jun 26, 2019
I think I tried Klubochar...unsuccessfully
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level 73
Jul 6, 2019
It's simple when you speak Slovene :)

klobuk = hat
klobučar = hatter / hatmaker
Klobuchar is the spelling when you have limited keyboard
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level 34
Jun 26, 2019
Wow, I knew that a few like Biden Bernie Warren and Kamala Harris were running, never have even heard of these other people, so many!
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level 76
Jun 26, 2019
I think there are at least 4 others officially running. These are just the 20 that made the cutoff to be in the DNC debate.
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level 66
Jun 26, 2019
It's 5 others now. Some naval officer (I think) has declared now too.
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level 68
Jun 26, 2019
Who is going to pay for all the "free" things that these people promise. Talk about "buying or bribing" for votes
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level 50
Jun 26, 2019
Maybe with taxes? Like every other industrialized country?
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level 68
Jun 26, 2019
The top 1% pay almost 40% of the federal taxes. Nearly 50% pay 97% of the taxes. So basically 50% don't end up paying any federal taxes. How fair is that ?
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level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
Deleted some comments below. Feel free to criticize candidates of either party. Don't make attacks against other users please.
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level 49
Jun 26, 2019
I am not from the US. I would have never looked at this quiz if it was not featured on the front page. I have no idea who these people are and what a democratic debate is. To be honest, I also don't care. For me quizzes about American politics are even worse than about American sports.
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level 76
Jun 26, 2019
cool
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level 58
Jun 26, 2019
The only one I struggled with even a little bit was remembering how to pronounce/spell Swalwell. :P
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level 75
Jun 29, 2019
I heard a conservative say he'd rather have a swell wall than a Swalwell. That's the only reason I remembered his name.
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level 54
Jun 26, 2019
I can't wait to see which one will promise the most "free stuff", and how many times they can talk about compassion, free healthcare, free college, gun control, open borders, the religion of peace, 89 genders, high taxes, fake "hate speech", global warming hysteria, and how many times they can cry "Orange man bad". It should be titled, "Who can promise the moon and go the furthest left?" This is no longer the working man's party for regular people-- it is the party of communist loons promising everything, offended by everything, etc. who care more about foreigners and virtue signaling than actual American citizens.
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level 76
Jun 26, 2019
Right because your guy never makes any promises he can't deliver, and never puts the interests of foreign powers before Americans, never based his campaign on vilifying the other guy (or gal) or using immature put-downs, never promised "free stuff" that would be paid for by Mexico, and is SO in touch with the working man and the regular people at Mar a Lago. Some serious projection you got going there. As insane as far-left SJWs are, anyone who can see that as less desirable than what's on offer from the other side is surely even worse.
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level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
Just watched the first debate. Some of the candidates went hard left. Castro mentioned that he supports abortions for trans women. Not really sure where he was going with that one... Other candidates (Klobuchar, Ryan, Delaney) struck a more conciliatory tone.
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level 76
Jun 27, 2019
I know my opinion and vote doesn't matter but if I could pick from those 10 I'd go with Warren. But not sure she has a shot if Castro has already locked down the pregnant transvestites without a uterus vote.
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level 59
Jun 28, 2019
They are a major force in Ohio. Can't win without them.
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level 68
Jun 29, 2019
He probably meant trans men, so people with uterus. Not transvestites btw. Seeing that trans men are still on a higher risk level of being sexually assaulted and raped than cis people, it is good that the topic was brought up. Demographic quantity shouldn't be decisive for politics based on integrity.
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level 76
Jun 30, 2019
There was no reason to bring it up. He was obviously just spitting out words that he thought would score him points. "reproductive justice?" The question was whether or not they would advocate for a government healthcare plan that covered abortions. A simple yes would have sufficed.
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level 33
Jun 27, 2019
Andrew Yang is the only candidate with an apolitical interest in helping American citizens. He has no ulterior motive, no identity politics, and fully explains in deep detail his plan for UBI as well as a mathematically backed explanation of why it is necessary. I encourage everyone to spend a bit of their time watching his podcast with Joe Rogan, who asks many of the questions your average citizen would.
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level 76
Jun 27, 2019
What are Warren's ulterior motives? Her whole life she has been a consumer advocate. Yang is a one-issue candidate and the presidency is not a one-issue job; and UBI is a losing issue.
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level 75
Jun 29, 2019
I have no idea what Yang stands for - they didn't give him much time to tell us during the debate. That was the disappointing thing for me. We hear the senators, congressmen and mayors on TV all the time. I'd like to hear more from those who aren't always jumping in front of the cameras.
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level 76
Jun 30, 2019
If you watch the debate distilled down to all the moments when an individual candidate spoke I think you get a better idea of what they were trying to say but it's still not very much. here is a nice video containing everything Yang said during the debate. In total he spoke less than 5 minutes. He's got some interesting ideas but he's got no chance as a candidate, IMO, and his emphasis on UBI which seems insane even to most Democratic voters isn't going to carry him. I think his best-case scenario, and I'm pretty sure Yang himself knows this, is to use his candidacy to raise awareness of his signature issue, and then maybe get some other people to talk about it.
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level 62
Jun 27, 2019
Delaney did pretty well last night in terms of sound bytes, but I still couldn’t remember his name only a few hours later.
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level ∞
Jun 27, 2019
He's probably toast. He came off as a reasonable adult. A better bet is to make a ridiculous promise to get attention and then renege it on it once you get elected.
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level 62
Jun 28, 2019
Oof. I think that a lot of the progressive candidates truly believe that they can achieve their policy goals. Whether they can successfully sidestep McConnell and convince the Blue Dogs/Problem Solvers to sign on is a totally different question though...
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level 73
Jun 27, 2019
I tried Mayor Pete but it wan't accepted....
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level 56
Jun 28, 2019
I was hoping for flexibility on the spelling there but miraculously spelled it right on the first try. I hope Boot-edge-edge is an alternate accepted spelling!
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level 62
Jun 28, 2019
Or bootyjudge.
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level 50
Jun 30, 2019
took awhile to get the "u" in Klobuchar and that Eric Swalwell wasn't Eric Slawlwell... got 'em all, but maybe some more flexibility with spellings, especially for those lesser known candidates.
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