7 Top Moments From Last Night's Democratic Debate

January 15, 2020 - 11:37 am

The presidential race is tighter than ever.

On Tuesday night, six candidates participated in the seventh Democratic primary debate.

The event took place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, just weeks before Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3 and ahead of primary season.

The night saw moments of contention between candidates in a narrowing field.

One of the highly anticipated clashes of the evening came to a head when Senator Bernie Sanders denied recent reports that he once told Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn't be elected president during a 1-on-1 meeting between the two.

Additionally, the candidates shared a spectrum of stances on both new as well as legacy issues in the Democratic party, including how they would handle U.S. troops in the Middle East in light of the recent killing of top Irani general Qasem Soleimani, the best healthcare solutions for the country, and how climate change should be addressed.

In addition to the six individuals on stage, there were six Democratic candidates who were unable to meet requirements before the DNC's Jan. 10 qualification deadline.

Here are the seven top moments from last night's Democratic debate.