Warren leads in speaking time during debate

Warren leads in speaking time during debate
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race MORE (D-Mass.) led the other 2020 Democratic hopefuls in speaking time during the fourth presidential primary debate on Tuesday.

Warren — a top-tier candidate who was frequently attacked by her rivals, giving her time to respond — spoke for almost 23 minutes during the roughly three-hour debate in Ohio, about 6 ½ minutes more than the runner-up, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete MORE, according to a tracker from CNN, which hosted the debate alongside The New York Times. Biden spoke for about 16 ½ minutes.

In the most recent Quinnipiac University survey, Warren earned a 3-point lead over Biden, one of the first times she's overtaken the former Delaware senator.

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The Massachusetts progressive, who has been gaining steam in recent polls, came under fire for her "Medicare for All" proposal and her plan to tax the wealthy, among other topics. When she was criticized by name, the moderators gave her an opportunity to respond, increasing her speaking time.

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDemocrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Republicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry Klobuchar: A woman with Buttigieg's experience would not be on presidential debate stage MORE (D-Minn.), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke says he 'absolutely' plans to stay in politics Krystal Ball: Buttigieg is 'the boomer candidate' Language is a weapon in political warfare — if the media play along MORE (D-Texas), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal MORE (I-Vt.) and Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal MORE all hovered around the 13-minute mark in their speaking time.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Women who inspired 'Hidden Figures' film will be honored with congressional gold medals MORE (D-Calif.) took center stage for about 12 ½ minutes, and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race Poll: Biden support hits record low of 26 percent The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump demands Bidens testify MORE (D-N.J.) spoke for just under 12 minutes.

Former tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangIntercollegiate athletics just got a two-minute warning AI and automation will disrupt our world — but only Andrew Yang is warning about it The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race MORE, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardKrystal Ball praises former McConnell aide's historic win in Kentucky The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race The Hill's Morning Report — Bloomberg news shakes up 2020 race MORE (D-Hawaii) and billionaire Tom SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerSaagar Enjeti: Bloomberg 2020 bid would 'all but ensure a Bernie Sanders victory' Steyer challenges Bloomberg to support wealth tax before entering Democratic primary Democratic strategist 'remarkably unimpressed' by potential Bloomberg 2020 bid MORE all spoke less for than 10 minutes. Steyer, a philanthropist whose late entry into the 2020 race meant this was the first time he was on the primary stage, came in last in speaking time, clocking in with slightly more than seven minutes.