MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Seven Democratic Presidential candidates were on stage in Manchester New Hampshire on Friday night for the eighth Democratic primary debate.
The debate came four days after the contentious Iowa Caucuses, and four days before New Hampshire's voters will head to the ballot box for the state's first-in-the-nation primary.
There were several topics covered including child poverty rates, disproportionate marijuana arrests, gun control, the opioid crisis, the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, and holding President Trump accountable.
The two Democratic contenders who eventually came out of Iowa victorious, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, appeared to take some serious hits in New Hampshire.
According to WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens there were some 400 credentialed members of the media ready to cover the debate from the media filing center.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar took a swing at front-runner Pete Buttigieg for being a relative newcomer to the political scene. "I don't think that's what people want right now," Klobuchar said. "We have a newcomer in the White House, and look where it got us. I think having some experience is a good thing."
Former Vice President Joe Biden hit hard at Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All plan, demanding to know how much it would cost.
WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@CarlWBZ) reports: