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Two Billionaires Join Democratic Debate in SC as Rivals Target Bernie Sanders

HeadlineFeb 26, 2020

In Charleston, South Carolina, seven candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off for a raucous debate Tuesday night, focusing a barrage of criticism on front-runner Bernie Sanders as he seeks to consolidate his lead in Saturday’s primary. Two of the candidates were billionaires: Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, who were at either end of the stage. They were joined by former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Audience members at times booed Sanders and cheered Buttigieg and Bloomberg. South Carolina TV station WCSC reported the Charleston County Democratic Party offered tickets to people who sponsored the debate at a cost of $1,750 to $3,200 per sponsorship, calling it the “only guaranteed way to get a ticket.” After headlines, we’ll play highlights of last night’s debate and go to South Carolina for reaction.

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