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Democratic hopefuls take the debate stage at Drake University

The debate is being put on by CNN and the Des Moines Register.

DES MOINES — Six Democratic candidates took the stage Tuesday night at Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium for the CNN/Des Moines Register presidential debate.

Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, billionaire Tom Steyer and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren all made their final pitch to potential supporters ahead of the Feb. Iowa caucus.