Bernie Sanders puts front-runner status to the test

Staff prepare the stage for tonight’s CBS News Democratic debate on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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7:04 pm: All eyes on Bernie

Democratic presidential contenders are dealing with what could be their very last prospect to halt an ascendant Sen. Bernie Sanders during the presidential debate in South Carolina on Tuesday. Indeed, Sanders is probable to deal with scrutiny from a united entrance of Democrats.

The party in Charleston, hosted by CBS Information, is possible to be a rowdy affair. The discussion will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and is envisioned to very last just about two several hours. It comes 4 days ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina principal, the final nominating contest future week’s important Tremendous Tuesday contests.┬áRead our preview below. – Tucker Higgins

6:55 pm: The lineup

The debate, the 10th of the cycle, kicks off at 8 p.m. on CBS from Charleston, South Carolina. 7 candidates will be on phase tonight. They are:

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg

Previous South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Hedge fund founder Tom Steyer

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

CNBC’s Yelena Dzhanova and Mike Calia contributed to this liveblog.

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