The 2020 Democratic race for president tipped off in earnest Wednesday night as the first slate of 10 candidates gathered to debate in Miami. The two-hour contest was feisty.
While the evening’s headliner, Elizabeth Warren, held center stage with a heady mix of policy and passion, the contenders to her right and left earned air time by going after each other — often on policies that haven’t gotten much oxygen so far in the 2020 conversation. On more than one occasion (looking at you Tim Ryan) the candidate playing defense got posterized.
Below we recap seven memorable dunks from the first night of the Democratic presidential debates:
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