Ideas from the left dominate presidential debates of Democratic Party

Democratic presidential hopefuls (from left) Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Miami, Florida, on June 27, 2019.
Democratic presidential hopefuls (from left) Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Miami, Florida, on June 27, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - Twenty Democratic presidential candidates vied for their party's nomination over two nights of debates in Florida, but it was mostly policies from the left that set the tone rather than the personalities of the front runners.

The frequency with which ideas from the left wing of the party were debated and supported on Wednesday June 26) and Thursday showed that the Democratic party is moving left.

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