How to watch Tuesday night’s Democratic debate

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Democratic presidential candidates from left, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Tuesday marks the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, as candidates look to shore up their ground game and their televised case for the nomination.

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer have qualified for the debate, the first debate with no minority representation.

Tuesday marks the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, as candidates look to shore up their ground game and their televised case for the nomination.

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer have qualified for the debate, the first debate with no minority representation.

Senator Cory Booker, who did not qualify for Tuesday’s debate, the seventh Democratic debate of the cycle, announced on Monday that he’s dropping out of the race.

Not on the stage but looming over the Democratic field is former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has funneled more cash into television ads in recent weeks that any other Democratic contender and is also spending millions on digital ads. President Trump has taken notice of Bloomberg and his ads, which have been virtually inescapable for anyone watching cable or broadcast television or who has a smartphone.

“Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising,” the president tweeted Monday morning. “I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare,” he claimed. But the Trump administration is in fact waging a court battle to invalidate the nation’s health care law, which, if successful, would mean insurers would not be required to cover pre-existing conditions. Bloomberg pointed this out in a biting reply tweet.

“Glad to see you’re watching our ads, @realDonaldTrump,” was Bloomberg’s response. “I know management isn’t your strong suit, so perhaps you don’t know your Justice Department supports a suit that would undermine protections for pre-existing conditions.”

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