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2020 Democrats do convention Zoom call

2020 Democrats do convention Zoom call
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A number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates reunited for a Zoom call on the final night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, reminiscing about their time on the trail and touting their support for Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida Supreme Court reinstates ban on curbside voting in Alabama MORE

"You can think of this as sort of like 'Survivor' on the out-interviews of all the people who got voted off the island," joked Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin signals he isn't interested in chairing Judiciary Committee MORE (D-N.J.), who led the conversation. 

Booker was joined by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver Democratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDurbin signals he isn't interested in chairing Judiciary Committee Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing MORE (D-Minn.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE (D), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCalls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas Texas Dems highlight health care in fight to flip state House Union leader vows 'infrequent' minority voters will help deliver Biden victory MORE (D-Texas) and businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangPelosi spars with CNN's Blitzer over COVID-19 aid: 'You really don't know what you're talking about' The shape of guaranteed income Biden's latest small business outreach is just ... awful MORE

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The roughly five-minute virtual reunion was filled with lighthearted banter about their time competing against Biden on the trail, as well as more personal and serious moments. 

"You remember the steak fry when we were about to go on?" Buttigieg said. "It worked out to where I was there the same time he was and he pulled me aside and he pointed to somebody we both knew who was working on my campaign, but he'd known before, and let me know that that was somebody who'd gone through a family tragedy that Joe somehow knew about. And just thought it was important for me to know that about someone who was working with me." 

Warren said she saw Biden "the clearest" on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. 

"At some point in that speech, he shifted to the parent who had lost a child. To the man who had lost a wife. To someone who had experienced loss very personally, and he spoke to each of the families from the heart," Warren said. 

Sanders, who on the convention's first night urged Democrats to vote for Biden, renewed that call, saying it was the most important presidential election in history. 

He also joked, after Booker asked why his girlfriend, the actress Rosario Dawson, liked Sanders more, "because she's smarter than you."

A number of the former 2020 contenders were not present on the Zoom call, including former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEverytown hits GOP on gun safety in closing .5M battleground ad barrage A closing argument: Why voters cannot trust Trump on healthcare Biden campaign swamps Trump on TV airwaves MORE, who delivered his own remarks following the segment.