Six months before the presidential election in the United States, the Democrats have started campaigning to replace Republican incumbent Donald Trump. Ten candidates for the candidacy of the party delivered on Wednesday evening in Miami in the US state of Florida, it was the first television duel. Ten more candidates will appear on Thursday in another TV debate. So far, 25 politicians have thrown their hat off to the Democrats in the ring.
The first to be heard on Wednesday evening was Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is considered one of the favorites. She advocated a more socially equitable economic policy. The American economy is currently serving the interests of the rich. Therefore, “structural changes are necessary,” said the 70-year-old Warren.
In order to qualify for the television duel, the applicants had to receive at least one percent support in three surveys or to prove donations from a total of 65,000 supporters from 20 US states. Each of the two debates has been divided into five segments where each candidate has one minute and thirty seconds to answer questions. Another 45 seconds were scheduled for a closing statement.
The appearance on Wednesday evening, including the Senator Elizabeth Warren, New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio and the former Texan MP Beto O’Rourke were on stage. On Thursday ex-vice president Joe Biden and the independent Senator Bernie Sanders will appear on the TV show. According to surveys, Biden has been in the lead in Democratic candidates so far, followed by Sanders and Warren.
Biden had called Trump an “existential threat” to the United States in announcing his campaign. Trump regularly ridicules his proxy Barack Obama’s deputy as “sleepy Joe Biden.” Trump had his electioneering officially opened for re-election in 2020 last Tuesday in Florida. Trump vigorously warned against an electoral victory for the Democrats who were supposed to make America a socialist state.
Florida is a “swing state” in which neither Republicans nor Democrats can firmly rely on a majority, and could be the key to victory. In 2016 Trump won only just here. According to a survey by the University of Quinnipiac, Connecticut from last week, several potential Democrats in the direct comparison are in Florida, some in front of the incumbent.
The primary elections, where the Democratic candidate against Trump is scheduled to vote on November 3, 2020. For the Republicans, there is only one candidate besides Trump, who wants to draw for the party in the election, former Governor of the State of Massachusetts, Bill Weld. He is, however, not given any noteworthy chances to dispute Trump’s candidacy for the Republicans.