5 takeaways from the South Carolina Democratic debate

5 takeaways from the South Carolina Democratic debate
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Well, that was spunky!

South Carolina has a history of rapscallion politicians and rowdy debates, and Tuesday night’s two-hour throw down in Charleston was no exception.

For those not named Michael R. Bloomberg or Bernie Sanders, the debate may have been the last best chance for candidates to assert themselves before Saturday’s Democratic primary, which could claim several casualties ahead of the balloting blitz on March 3, Super Tuesday.

Here are five takeaways:

Sanders gets swarmed

It took two Sanders victories and a virtual tie for his rivals to admit it, but on Tuesday night there was no doubting it: The Vermont senator is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

With Sanders threatening to run away with the contest, others did all they could to trip him up.

Source: LA TIMES

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