Three Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and self-help author Marianne Williamson — will make their case to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee at tonight's debate in Miami. PolitiFact California has this look at their biographies, top issues and recent fact checks on them.
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The Democrats who want to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency took the stage for the first debate of the presidential primary of the 2020 election cycle.
Beto O’Rourke seeks the presidency after gaining national attention during his unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz. O’Rourke released a $5 trillion plan to address climate change — which he said is the greatest threat to Americans.
President Donald Trump and former congressman Beto O’Rourke described the impact of immigrants and border walls in such starkly different terms that it sounded as if they were on different worlds. Yet they were rallying their supporters less than a mile away from each other.
Here’s a rundown of what they said, in context.
How did they do?