Warren, Klobuchar Stand Out in Third Democratic Debate

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We ran the numbers: There are 5485 news articles covering this topic. 54% (2951) are left leaning, 32% (1757) center, 14% (777) right leaning.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) were two of the biggest winners from the third Democratic debate held in Ohio on Tuesday night.

Warren, who currently took the lead from former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls, exhibited the strong performance expected by most.

The surprise of the night came from Klobuchar. 

In addition to her criticism of President Trump, the Minnesota senator also took several jabs at her Democratic counterparts, namely Warren.

In the expansive Democratic field, Klobuchar’s performance on Tuesday placed her in a unique position as a candidate who’s less progressive than candidates like Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and less moderate than Biden. 

Of the 5,485 articles written, 2,951 (54%) are left-leaning, 1,757 (32%) are centrist, and 777 (14%) are from the right.

A left-leaning New York Times article outlines the major talking points from Tuesday’s debate in Ohio. The article reports that the three hour debate -- consisting of 12 candidates on the same stage -- hit on topics including reproductive rights, impeachment, trade, gun control, Syria, healthcare, and even Twitter. Additionally, the article details which candidates duked it out and on which issues: South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttgieg and Klobuchar attacked Warren on the increase of taxes to fund healthcare plans, Buttgieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke from Texas battled it out over gun policy, and Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) criticized Warren for failing to call on Twitter to suspend Trump’s account -- to name a few. 

NPR published a centrist article highlights the amount of time each candidate spoke during the Democratic debate on Tuesday night. With 22 minutes and 52 seconds of speaking time, Warren ranked first with Biden following in second with 16 minutes and 30 seconds. The article also reports that Warren’s position as the new frontrunner felt “palpable” at times as the other candidates targeted Warren for “attacks on her proposals or attempts to differentiate themselves from her.”

A right-leaning article from Fox News details how Tuesday’s debate may not have been as good for Warren as many think. The article reports that, in addition to fielding attacks from all angles during Tuesday’s debate, Warren may also miss out on endorsements from “The Squad” -- a group of four progressive, Democratic congresswomen -- who are rumored to be endorsing Bernie Sanders. According to the article, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) -- a member of “The Squad” -- will appear at a Sanders rally in Queens on Saturday that’s “designed to generate excitement for the senator’s campaign following his recent heart attack.”