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19 Democratic Presidential Candidates Took the Stage Sunday. No One Stood Out


Added 06-11-19 10:11:02pm EST - “Nineteen of the 24 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Iowa on Sunday at the largest cattle-call yet.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “19 Democratic Presidential Candidates Took the Stage Sunday. No One Stood Out”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Nineteen of the 24 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Iowa on Sunday at the largest cattle-call event for the historically large field to date, but none of them managed to leverage it into a star turn.

At a fundraiser for the Iowa Democratic Party at the DoubleTree convention center in downtown Cedar Rapids, candidate after candidate made their case in five-minute bursts, the first preview of what the first primary debate will look like later this month.

Dennis McDermott, a Cedar Rapids resident with a short-list of three candidates, was asked if the rest of the field started to blur together.

“Yes, it does,” she said. “It was just a lot of information, you know, and I guess it was somewhat more about personalities.”

For now, the candidates largely remained friendly without taking jabs at one another and left little daylight between themselves on most issues. The exception was former Vice President Joe Biden, who was absent from the stage. Two candidates took a shot at Biden from the stage, one by name.

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