Elizabeth Warren Talks the Most at 3-Hour, 12-Candidate CNN Debate: 39% Longer than Biden

By Craig Bannister | October 16, 2019 | 1:47pm EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Getty Images/Josh Edelson)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dominated the talking time at Tuesday night’s three-hour CNN Democrat presidential candidate debate, speaking for about six and a half minutes more than the party’s frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Warren took 38.8% more time (22 min., 58 sec.) than Biden (16 min., 27 sec.) to make her case to CNN’s viewing public, the cable network airing the debate reports.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) finished in fifth place, behind Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Beto O’Rourke. Sanders spoke for 13 minutes, 4 seconds - only 57.8% as long as Warren:

  1. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): 22:58
  2. Fmr. V.P. Joe Biden: 16:27
  3. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): 13:14
  4. Fmr. Rep. Beto O’Rourke: 13:13
  5. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) : 13:04
  6. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN): 12:57
  7. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.): 12:24
  8. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) 11:45
  9. Andrew Yang: 9:37
  10. Fmr. HUD Sec. Julian Castro: 8:25
  11. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) 8:21
  12. Tom Steyer: 7:12


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