CNN Democratic debate: Candidates battle to keep spotlight

Tonight the Democrat Candidates go head to head in the first Democrat debate.
Tonight the Democrat Candidates go head to head in the first Democrat debate.  Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton,  and Martin O’Malley   Photo from AP on  abcnews.go.com.

The first Democratic debate will be Tuesday  at 8:30 p.m. ET on live on  CNN and CNNgo. To join in the conversation us the hastag ‪#‎DemDebate‬

Each candidate has several points that they will expand on during the debate. Before the debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have hardly mentioned each other during the campaign trail. Now that the debate is finally here, the two have two options, continue to dismiss one another or to openly express disagreements with each others political aspirations. While there are five candidates, Clinton and Bernie have dominated the spotlight.

Emails and Switch Up

With Clinton using her personal email for political reasons,  and with changing her position on Trans Pacific Partnership last week, Clinton may now have more jobs to  anticipate during the debate. According to CNN, as secretary of state, Clinton called the partnership the  “gold standard” of trade deals.

Bern It Out

Bern has tens of thousands of supporters that attend rallies and liberal views led to the popular slogan “Feel the Bern” among progressive Democrats. His popularity has extended to states like Iowa and New Hampshire, explained CNN. 

He’s drawing tens of thousands of supporters to campaign rallies, and he’s become a liberal sensation, inspiring the popular slogan “Feel the Bern” among progressive Democrats. He’s also giving Clinton a run for her money in early states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

Enter Martin O’Malley 

Another candidate that has captured the  has the world wondering is Martin O’Malley. Early on O’Malley was seen as the “new Democratic voice” but began to struggle in the polls. The 52-year-old former governor of Maryland, will be the youngest candidate on the stage.

“The one person who has a great opportunity here is Martin O’Malley,” former Mitt Romney adviser Kevin Madden said on CNN Monday. “When you’re at 1%, and you’re Martin O’Malley, that’s very easy. He has nowhere to go but up.”

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