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Democrats Revise Primary Debate Rules : February 14, 2019

Democrats Revise Primary Debate Rules : February 14, 2019

Democrats Revise Primary Debate Rules
Heather Kerrigan

The Democratic presidential primary campaign began in earnest in early 2019, with more than two dozen candidates entering the race before the year’s end. Frontrunner status, at least in public polling, was consistently held by former vice president Joe Biden, although his fundraising lagged that of other candidates and his candidacy did not readily ignite parts of the Democratic base frustrated by how the 2016 presidential primary process played out. To address concern that the party’s primary process was undemocratic and did not reflect the views of all facets of the party, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced in February that it was making changes to ...

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