by Paul Garilao, ABS-CBN News
MIAMI, FL — About ten million people tuned in to watch ten Democratic presidential candidates address immigration, healthcare and the economy during the first debate of the 2020 campaign.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was the top-polling democratic presidential candidate onstage Wednesday night.
On night 1, Warren was joined by other candidates Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York; representatives Tim Ryan of Ohio; Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, former representatives Beto O’Rourke of Texas and John Delaney of Maryland, Julián Castro, the former housing secretary; senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and governor Jay Inslee of Washington.
Among the hot topics: universal healthcare, immigration policy, and bridging the gap between the rich and the middle class in America.
Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman, the Fil-Am pediatrician who ran during the last midterm elections in Florida’s first congressional district, attended a watch party by the Democratic party.
“It is so refreshing to hear that all these candidates are able to articulate with complete sentences very smartly able to tell the public what they exactly what they intend to do…”
She hasn’t declared which Democratic candidate she’s supporting — but agrees with their “medicare for all” policy, citing that majority of American citizens cannot afford to have premium coverage.
Zimmerman also chimed in on immigration and the border crisis.
Ten more Democratic candidates faced off Thursday night in Miami — with former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. And Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont front and center.