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Harris Soars, Biden Stumbles, Buttigieg Scores: Debate Takeaways

  • Candidates use second night to take on Trump directly
  • Harris exchange with Biden on race emerges as key moment
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Key Takeaways From Democratic Presidential Debate Night Two

The second night of the Democratic debates lit up the race for the presidential nomination with moments that seemed destined to shake up the crowded 24-person field.

There was an emotional exchange between California Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden over his record on racial issues -- one that boosted Harris’s claim on top-tier status and left Biden looking wounded and flat-footed.