Democratic presidential candidates meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

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Posted: Jun 26, 2019 2:44 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2019 2:49 PM

MIAMI, FL (AP) - Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are set to meet on the debate stage for the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns.

For many of the White House hopefuls, Wednesday night's debate will be the highest-profile opportunity yet to offer their vision for the country.

Given the massive field, the debate will be split over two nights, with 10 other candidates - including former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders - appearing Thursday.

Warren, the sole top-tier candidate at Wednesday's debate, will take center stage. But she could still face challenges. The other candidates aren't as well known and could use the moment to make an aggressive move to stand out.

Click on the video player below to watch NBC News's live coverage of Wednesday's debate beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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