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8 Political Questions Ahead Of The 1st Democratic Debates

Twenty candidates will take the stage over two nights in Miami this week. With front-runner Joe Biden under pressure, can another candidate, like Elizabeth Warren, make the most of the opportunity?
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addresses the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign on June 17 in Washington, D.C. Source: Alex Wong

For millions of Americans, this week will be their first introduction to many of the almost two dozen Democrats running for president, vying for the chance to try to unseat President Trump next year.

Twenty of the candidates will debate over two nights — Wednesday and Thursday — in Miami on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Some lesser-known candidates will be hoping for a boost, and those who are better-known have pressure on them to perform.

Here are eight questions we have ahead of those debates:

1. Will Biden stand up to the scrutiny?

Last week revealed the weaknesses of former Vice President Joe Biden

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