Election 2020

Who talked the most during the January Democratic debate

Tuesday night’s Democratic debate was the last until first-in-the-nation Iowa holds its caucuses. Six candidates appeared on stage, the fewest of any debate so far. We tracked how much time each candidate talked as the night unfolded.

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Kevin Schaul

Kevin Schaul is a senior graphics editor for The Washington Post. He covers national politics and public policy using data and visuals.

Dan Keating

Dan Keating analyzes data for projects, stories, graphics and interactive online presentations.

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The Post tracked about how much time each candidate spent talking. When multiple candidate spoke over one another, neither was awarded time. Candidate illustrations by Ben Kirchner.