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Who dominated the first Democratic debate on Twitter? Warren, Trump

The Democratic debate generated plenty of tweets.

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Participate In First Debate Of 2020 Election Over Two Nights

Some of the Democratic candidates got more attention on Twitter than others. 

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Even though the 2020 election is more than a year away, debate season is upon us. As 10 Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for the first time Wednesday night, folks on Twitter were primed for meme-able moments and general buzz

Data from Twitter Wednesday shows that the top-tweeted moments of the night were Cory Booker speaking in Spanish (he wasn't the first or only candidate to do so); Elizabeth Warren saying she had a plan to "deal with" House Speaker Mitch McConnell; and the technical difficulties around some mics left on.

The most tweeted-about candidates on the stage for the Democratic debate were:

  1. Elizabeth Warren
  2. Cory Booker
  3. Julián Castro
  4. Beto O'Rourke
  5. Amy Klobuchar
  6. Tulsi Gabbard

When it came to the most tweeted-about US politicians, though, President Donald Trump took the top spot, followed by Warren, Booker, Castro, President Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders (who will participate in Thursday's debate).

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