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What You Need To Know About The Candidates Before The Democratic Debates, Night 1

What You Need To Know About The Candidates Before The Democratic Debates, Night 1

Don't know who you're rooting for in tonight's debate? Here's a rundown.

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The lineups for the second Democratic debate have been announced, and though it looks like it'll be another battle between top contenders Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, many voters are still confused about who the other people on the stage are. And despite Harris, Biden, Sanders, and Warren gaining traction from their first debates, and previous campaigns, many still don't know exactly what the Democratic candidates stand for.

That is until now.

For tonight's debate (July 30), we have broken down the names of the Democratic candidates, what they stand for, if they have a chance at the nomination, and if they deserve the black vote*. Bookmark this so that you'll have all of their stances written out and at your disposal. From there, you can either join the millions of Americans cheering at your TV if the candidates reaffirm your political beliefs or jeer when they change their stances for the sake of the question. Enjoy.

*Detailed explanations of "do they deserve your black vote" only goes towards candidates polling more than 5 percent from the Black Democratic Primary voter's poll.

July 30 Debate (Night 1)

Tom Steyer, Billionaire Former Hedge Fund Executive; Climate Change And Impeachment Activist (62)

What He Said:

"Americans are deeply disappointed and hurt by the way they're treated by what they think is the power elite in Washington, D.C."

The Rundown:

  • Reversed a previous decision not to enter the race.
  • Started out as an environmental activist before airing millions of dollars in television ads demanding Mr. Trump's impeachment.
  • Has flirted repeatedly with running for statewide office in California.
  • Significant Issues: Fighting climate change, promoting renewable energy and impeaching Mr. Trump.

Can he win the nomination? No.

Does He Deserve The Black Vote?

Steyer has 0 percent of Black Democratic primary voters, according to the latest Morning Consult weekly tracking poll.

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