Who had the most speaking time in the Democratic debate?

Joe Biden led the first two Democratic debates in speaking time.

September 12, 2019, 10:16 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden led Thursday night’s Democratic debate in speaking time.

Biden spoke for 17:22. He spoke the most words in the two previous debates, according to FiveThirtyEight.

PHOTO: Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the third Democratic primary debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Sept. 12, 2019.
Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston, Sept. 12, 2019.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., trailed behind him with a speaking time of 16:15. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., followed behind both at 13:48.

PHOTO: Democratic presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders gesture during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Houston, Sept. 12, 2019.
Democratic presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders gesture during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Houston, Sept. 12, 2019.
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The rest of the candidates speaking times are as follows:

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, with 13:43
  • Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., with 13:42;
  • South Bend, Indiana, Mayor, Pete Buttigieg with 11:52
  • Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro with 11:09
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., with 10:08
  • Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke with 9:25.

    The candidate with the least speaking time was entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who spoke for 7:55.

  • PHOTO: 3RD DEMOCRATIC DEBATE: FINAL SPEAKING TIMES
    3RD DEMOCRATIC DEBATE: FINAL SPEAKING TIMES
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    Yang spoke the fewest words at the second Democratic debate, with 1,710 words, out of the candidates on stage Thursday at Texas Southern University in Houston.

    Times for the candidates are recorded via a stopwatch.

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