Chafee, other candidates take stage in Democratic debate

By News Staff

The Associated Press

Five presidential hopefuls, including former Governor Lincoln Chafee, will share a stage this evening in Las Vegas in the 2016 campaign’s first Democratic debate. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go into the forum as the front-runners, with Chafee expected to highlight his opposition to the Iraq war and Clinton’s 2002 support.

The unexpected rise of Bernie Sanders will be on display tonight as he and Hillary Rodham Clinton meet face to face.                 

Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, is a self-described Democratic socialist calling for "political revolution.”         

Clinton has increasingly moved to the left on domestic policy since announcing her campaign.            

Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden is still thinking about running.

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