Election 2020

Recap: Democrats Face Off Before Iowa Caucuses

See how the debate unfolded

Democratic presidential hopefuls
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A tighter field of just six Democrats took the stage for Tuesday night's debate — the last debate before Iowa's leadoff presidential caucuses.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg -- gathered in Des Moines, all anxious for a televised boost before the Feb. 3 caucuses that could give one or more of them momentum for the primaries that will then come hot and heavy.

See below for a recap of our live coverage:

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