Women are the majority on the debate stage — for the 1st time in history

Amy Klobuchar.
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With eight women — four candidates and four moderators — participating, this is the first time in history that women make up the majority on a presidential primary debate stage, the Democratic National Committee says.

Wednesday night's debate — featuring candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) — is being moderated by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' Kristen Welker, and The Washington Post's Ashley Parker.

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