The top Democratic presidential candidates are expected to appear at the party's tenth debate in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday night.
The debate could be a failure for former Vice President Joe Biden, who needs to prove his strength in the state's next primary, after taking second place in Nevada and poor performances in Iowa and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders will defend his status as leader of attacks from all sides, while Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren try to broaden their support among black and Latin voters. Underdogs Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer are looking to deliver strong performances for Super Tuesday, while Mike Bloomberg is expected to recover from its widely criticized performance in its first debate in Las Vegas last week.
The two-hour debate, co-organized byCBS News and the Black Caucus Congressional Institute, is scheduled to start at 8 pm. ET. It is the last verbal fight before candidates go to the South Carolina primaries on Saturday and Super Tuesday indicating 14 states on March 3, where more than a third of Democratic National Convention delegates are up for grabs.
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