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Democratic debate - winners and losers : Kamala Harris goes after Joe Biden over race comments as healthcare, gun control and the migrant crisis dominate event

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The second Democratic debate is over with the ten remaining candidates preparing for tonight's showdown.

California senator Kamala Harris confronted Joe Biden​ over his record on race, while the former vice president also took shots from candidates over his age and establishment credentials.

The other candidates taking part tonight were: Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper​, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg​, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet and Eric Swalwell.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second Democratic debate! We'll be bringing you all the latest analysis and updates, as well as live coverage from Miami.

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 14:53

The lineup for tonight's debate is a real mixed showing. Here's who will be taking part:

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

California Senator Kamala Harris

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet

California Representative Eric Swalwell

Author Marianne Williamson

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Businessman Andrew Yang

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 14:57

Before we start looking ahead to tonight, let's take a look back at the first debate. 

The first ten candidates battled it out over immigration, healthcare, gun control and foreign policy. Here are four of the key takeaways from the first debate:

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 15:00

The question on everyone's lips as the candidates hugged, shook hands and left the stage was of course: who won? 

Elizabeth Warren - who had been the poll frontrunner in the buildup to the debate - gave a strong showing, outlining her proposed structural policy. She also got a lot of air time in the first half of the debate.

But it was Cory Booker who spoke for the longest amount of time, getting a strong audience reaction on several occasions. 

Lesser-known candidate Julian Castro also had a good night, frequently focusing on immigration. 

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 15:06

Here's our full 'winners and losers' analysis from last night:

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 15:10

Here's what Democrat voters on the ground in Miami had to say about yesterday's debate: 

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 15:16

Although generally a fairly uncontentious night, candidate Tulsi Gabbard caused controversy with her comments about 9/11.

When asked about the gender wage gap, she pivoted to her military service - something she did frequently throughout the night - and shared a story about how she enrolled in the army after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 15:28

The highlight of any political debate has to be the memes, and the internet did not disappoint on this occasion. You can see some of the best ones courtesy of

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 15:54

Tonight's debate will kick off at 9pm EST (sorry Brits, that's 2am UK Friday) on NBC.

The rules remain the same, with candidates having one minute to respond to direct questions and 30 seconds for follow-ups. Although the discussion dives in head first with no opening statements, they are given a short amount of time for individual closing statements.

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 16:15

As expected, Donald Trump waded in several times before, during and after the first debate. The most bizarre of his tweets was a video mocking the debate just before he landed in Japan.

Lucy Anna Gray27 June 2019 16:39

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