Author and activist Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Warren becomes latest 2020 rival to back Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests MORE (D) was the most-searched candidate during the second night of the first 2020 Democratic debates Thursday night, according to Google Trends.  

Ahead of the second debate between the slate of Democratic White House hopefuls, candidates like Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' report | Climate change erases millennia of cooling: study | Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget Sanders calls for social distancing, masks and disinfection on planes as flights operate at full capacity Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE (I-Vt.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP MORE (D-Calif.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangHillicon Valley: Justice Department announces superseding indictment against WikiLeaks' Assange | Facebook ad boycott gains momentum | FBI sees spike in coronavirus-related cyber threats | Boston city government bans facial recognition technology The Hill's Campaign Report: Progressives feel momentum after primary night Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden MORE garnered the most attention online.  

But, Williamson’s search interest surged nearly every time she spoke onstage, according to Google. Her answers called for inspiring Americans and leading with “love.”

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“I’ll tell you one thing, it’s really nice if we’ve got all these plans, but if you think we’re going to beat Donald Trump by just having all these plans, you’ve got another thing coming,” Williamson told her fellow candidates. “Because he didn’t win by saying he had a plan. He won by simply saying 'Make America Great Again.' We’ve got to get deeper than just these superficial fixes, as important as they are.”

“[President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE is] going to be beaten by somebody who has an idea what this man has done. ... You have harnessed fear for political purposes and only love can cast that out,” Williamson said later. “So I, sir, I have a feeling you know what you're doing. I'm going to harness love for political purposes. I will meet you on that field. And, sir, love will win.”

Williamson had the third-least speaking time during Thursday night’s debate, finishing ahead of only Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellVoters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Democrats face tough questions with Bolton Twitter, Facebook see new tactics in foreign disinformation efforts MORE (D-Calif) and Yang.

Williamson also hit candidates like Swalwell who during the debate argued that older candidates like Biden should “pass the torch” to the younger people running.

“The fact that somebody has a younger body doesn’t mean you don’t have old ideas,” Williamson said.

Harris and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE (D) saw the second and third highest search rates during the debate, respectively, ahead of Biden and Yang.