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:

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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