Booker leads in talk time in first debate

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) had the most talk time through the first three breaks in Wednesday night’s first Democratic debate.

Booker led the other nine candidates at nine minutes and 41 seconds, followed by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the highest-polling candidate on the stage, was third with eight minutes and 21 seconds, followed by former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, with seven minutes and 30 seconds.

{mosads}Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) clocked in at seven minutes and 12 seconds, followed by Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) with five minutes and 53 seconds and former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) with five minutes and 21 seconds.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) had five minutes and 21 seconds of talk time, followed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio with four minutes and 35 seconds and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee with three minutes and 46 seconds.

Ten other candidates are scheduled to take the stage Thursday night, including: Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.); former Vice President Joe Biden; former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.); self-help author Marianne Williamson and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.


Tags Amy Klobuchar Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders Bill de Blasio Cory Booker Elizabeth Warren Eric Swalwell Jay Inslee Joe Biden John Delaney John Hickenlooper Julian Castro Kirsten Gillibrand Marianne Williamson Michael Bennet Pete Buttigieg Tim Ryan Tulsi Gabbard

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