Speed Reads

2020 Democratic debates

Elizabeth Warren has had way more time to speak than the other 2020 candidates

After fielding questions on Medicare-for-all, breaking up big tech companies, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has had her voice heard more than any other candidate participating in tonight's debate.

With about 15 minutes left to go, Warren has had 20 minutes and 57 seconds of speaking time. That's a full six minutes more than former Vice President Joe Biden, who comes in second with 14 minutes and 53 seconds. Several candidates are between the 11 and 12 minute mark, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) with 11 minutes and 53 seconds and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) with 11 minutes and 46 seconds.

In his Democratic debate debut, businessman and activist Tom Steyer has been the quietest, with just five minutes and 50 seconds of speaking time. When he was able to get a word in, Steyer mentioned fighting climate change and the need to impeach President Trump.