Elizabeth Warren gets most speaking time at Democratic debate for a 2nd time

For the second time in primary season, Warren gets longest debate speaking time

November 21, 2019, 12:55 AM

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren led Wednesday night's Democratic debate in speaking time for the second debate in a row. Warren spoke for 13:54 minutes over the course of approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Former Vice President Joe Biden had the second-highest speaking time, clocking in at 12:57 minutes. As public impeachment hearings play out in Washington, Biden championed his candidacy on the debate stage in Atlanta as being the best matchup against President Donald Trump.

PHOTO: Democratic presidential hopefuls Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season.
Democratic presidential hopefuls Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Atlanta, Nov. 20, 2019.
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Following a recent surge in Iowa polls, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg ranked third in speaking time overall at 12:25 minutes.

Wednesday's debate was fifth of the 2019 Democratic primary season and the first to be moderated by an all-woman panel of moderators. As for the women on the stage – California Sen. Kamala Harris came in fifth in speaking time at 11:33 minutes; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in sixth at 10:40 minutes; and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii came in eighth with 9:20 minutes of speaking time.

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang came in last with a speaking time of 6:59 minutes.

PHOTO: Democratic presidential hopefuls tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and billionaire-philanthropist Tom Steyer speak during the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Atlanta, Nov. 20, 2019.
Democratic presidential hopefuls tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and billionaire-philanthropist Tom Steyer speak during the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Atlanta, Nov. 20, 2019.
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The full list of candidates' speaking times is as follows:

The speaking-time estimations are calculated by ABC News using multiple stopwatches.

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