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Fifth Democratic Presidential Debate: Recap And Analysis




Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (L),  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)  Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (R) participate in the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (L), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (R) participate in the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year.

The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry of Trump and at a critical juncture in the Democratic race to run against him in 2020. With less than three months before the first voting contests, big questions hang over the front-runners, time is running out for lower tier candidates to make their move and new Democrats are launching improbable last-minute bids for the nomination.

We recap last night’s events and think about what it portends for the candidates. Plus, if last night’s debate swayed your opinion about any of the candidates, let us know in the comments or call us at 866-893-5722. 

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush

Ana Kasparian, host and executive producer of The Young Turks; she tweets @AnaKasparian