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March 10, 2019

It was a busy Saturday for several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

A few flocked to Austin for the Texas city's South by Southwest festival, which the Associated Press reported was really about getting "face time with the party's young and ascendant liberal wing."

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn,), both of whom have announced their candidacies, spoke at the festival. Despite speaking in Austin, where companies like Google and Apple have a high number of employees, Warren doubled down on her promise to break up tech giants. "There are parts of big tech that are frankly just like railroads of the Teddy Roosevelt era," she said. "What's old is new. When someone gets market dominance, how then they start to destroy competition."

Klobuchar also criticized the tech industry, but did not go so far as to endorse breaking up companies.

Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), who has yet to announce whether or not he's running, also made an appearance at SXSW, but did not speak on stage. Instead he was there to attend a screening of documentary about his 2018 Senate campaign, which, per AP, could be the "springboard" for a White House run.

Other candidates such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), as well as former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hit the campaign trail elsewhere. Sanders and Hickenlooper traveled to Iowa, while Harris spoke in South Carolina. Tim O'Donnell

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