Welcome to our Democrat Presidential Debate open thread. Refresh often for the latest. The fifth Democrat presidential primary debate is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia and began at 9 PM ET.

The breakdown, from the NYT:

The debate is 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time. It is being held in Atlanta and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

There will be no opening statements. Candidates will have 75 seconds to answer questions from the moderators: Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker of NBC and Ashley Parker of The Washington Post. Each candidate will have 45 seconds for rebuttals or follow-ups, as well as a 75-second closing statement.


Um, ok?

Was only a matter of time:

Clear favorites. Again.



Booker has weed jokes:


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