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Health care, immigration discussions set stage for 2nd debate

Updated: June 27, 2019 05:53 AM

Thursday will be the second night of debates in which Democrats discuss current issues.

The second night of debates in Miami will feature 10 candidates, including front-runners former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will also appear.

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Wednesday night, health care, more than any other issue, led the debate.

RELATED: Health care, immigration among topics in first Democratic presidential debate

Immigration was also on their minds as the candidates' minds as they pointed to the searing photos of a drowned Salvadoran father and his toddler daughter at the Rio Grande and blamed Trump and his policies on migrants crossing into America illegally.

RELATED: A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

The 10 candidates ended the night Wednesday by boiling down their stump speeches into answers that included why they were best positioned to beat President Donald Trump and how the primary is a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.

Fighting poverty, combating climate change and the proper role of government were prominent features of the concluding comments of the first debate of the 2020 cycle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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