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Democratic debate in Detroit night 1: A quick recap

Candidates spend time talking health care, foreign relations, jobs

DETROIT – Experts say the road to the White House runs through Detroit.

On Tuesday night the first group of Democratic presidential candidates faced off at the Fox Theatre. A major topic was healthcare with more than 45 minutes dedicated to it.

It became clear there were wide gaps in opinions among some of the candidates. Senator Bernie S was blunt when responding to a claim by John Delaney that health care for all is bad.

"You're wrong," said Sanders. "Right now, we have a dysfunctional health care system ... health care is a human right, not a privilege. I believe that. I will fight for that."

The candidates also covered questions about jobs, foreign relations, immigration, education and the economy. They definitely spent time talking about their views of President Donald Trump and his time in the Oval Office.

Watch more night one highlights here:

Here's who participated Tuesday night:

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  • Marianne Williamson
  • John Delaney
  • John Hickenlooper
  • Tim Ryan
  • Steve Bullock
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Beto O'Rourke
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Bernie Sanders

Here is the candidate lineup for Wednesday night in Detroit:

Democratic candidates participating in a debate July 31, 2019 in Detroit. (WDIV)
Democratic candidates participating in a debate July 31, 2019 in Detroit. (WDIV)
  • Jay Inslee
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Michael Bennet
  • Bill de Blasio
  • Cory Booker
  • Andrew Yang
  • Julián Castro
  • Kamala Harris
  • Joe Biden

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