Speed Reads

2020 Democratic debates

Andrew Yang didn't speak much during the Democratic debate, but got a lot of buzz online

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) had the most speaking time during Thursday night's Democratic debate, while entrepreneur Andrew Yang trailed far behind.

Biden spoke for 17 minutes and 35 seconds, The New York Times reports, followed by Warren for 16 minutes, 34 seconds; Booker for 14 minutes, 46 seconds; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for 13 minutes, 55 seconds; and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for 13 minutes, 36 seconds.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg clocked in at 11 minutes, 34 seconds, with Julián Castro slightly behind at 11 minutes, three seconds. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) brought up the rear with 10 minutes, 25 seconds, followed by former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), who only spoke for nine minutes, 25 seconds. Yang received just seven minutes and 58 seconds of speaking time, but his promise of giving 10 families $1,000 a month got him a lot of attention online, with his name trending on Twitter throughout the night and thousands visiting his website.