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Analyzing Thursday night's Democratic debate

Updated: September 13, 2019 07:21 PM

The race to the White House is heating up. Thursday night, 10 of the top Democratic presidential candidates were on the same stage laying out their plans to the American people.

Immigration, gun reform and health care were the three big topics talked about during the night.

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Front-runner Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar challenged Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for all" plans. 

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Political analyst Steven Schier said many candidates had their best debate Thursday night, and Klobuchar was one of them.

The next debate is set for Oct. 15 and possibly Oct. 16, if a second day is needed.

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It'll be held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, which is just outside Columbus.

So far, 11 candidates have qualified to take part. That includes all 10 of the candidates from Thursday night, plus climate change-activist Tom Steyer.

The DNC has said it would split the candidates over two nights if more than 10 qualified.

Only three people have stepped forward in the Republican Party to challenge President Donald Trump, and no debates have been set, yet. President Trump told reporters Monday that he won't debate primary opponents.

Click the video box above to hear more from Schier.

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