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Democrats' divisions test Biden's front-runner strength


August 1, 2019

Paul Sancya – Associated Press

The 10 Democratic presidential candidates debating Wednesday night in Detroit took the stage early.

DETROIT - The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden's candidacy.

The former vice president was repeatedly forced to defend his decades-old political record against pointed attacks from his younger, diverse rivals, who charged that Biden's eight-year relationship with President Barack Obama was not reason enough to earn the Democratic nomination.


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