Warren, Sanders dominate debate talk time

Warren, Sanders dominate debate talk time
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Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations Progressive activist Ady Barkan endorses Biden, urges him to pick Warren as VP Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream On The Money: Deficit rises to record .7 trillion amid pandemic: CBO | Democrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending | House panel advances spending bill with funding boost to IRS Biden-Sanders unity task force calls for Fed, US Postal Service consumer banking MORE (I-Vt.) received both more time and more opportunities to speak than any other candidate during Tuesday's debate in Detroit.
In many cases, the two senators, who are vying for control of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, were given additional time to speak after lower-polling candidates tried to contrast themselves with the front-runners.
Warren, whose poll numbers have been rising steadily throughout the year, spoke for 18 minutes and two seconds, according to The Hill's stopwatch. She had 21 opportunities to address questions or respond to her rivals during the showdown on CNN, which lasted two hours and 45 minutes.
Sanders spoke for 17 minutes and 17 seconds over the course of 18 individual answers and responses. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg's new book, 'Trust,' slated for October release Biden hires top aides for Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights MORE (D) spoke for nearly 14 minutes.
Bullock, who entered the presidential contest later than virtually every other candidate, missed out on the first debate held last month in Miami. Tuesday's debate represented his best opportunity to kick-start a campaign that has yet to reach even the 65,000-donor threshold to make the first pair of debates, let alone the 130,000-donor threshold to make the next debate stage in September.
Bullock got slightly more time than former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBellwether counties show trouble for Trump Colorado GOP Rep. Scott Tipton defeated in primary upset Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden MORE (D-Texas), who spoke for 10 minutes and 22 seconds, and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 Hillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates MORE (D-Minn.), who spoke for 10 minutes and 18 seconds — two others vying for similar progressive-pragmatic lanes on stage. 
Former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn Hickenlooper Senate outlook slides for GOP The Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue The Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks MORE (D) spoke for just eight minutes and 27 seconds in a sometimes halting performance that may represent his swan song. Hickenlooper recently lost several senior staffers who urged him to drop out and run for a Senate seat instead.
Perhaps no candidate did more with less than 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, the spiritual adviser who warned of a "dark psychic force" in Trump's America. Williamson got just eight minutes and 44 seconds on the microphone, but she seemed to command that time to deliver answers that illustrated her outsider status.
By the end of the debate, Williamson was the most searched-for candidate in 49 of the 50 states, according to Google Trend data. The lone exception came in Montana, where voters searched for more information about their home-state governor.