Who will challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election?
The 10 Democrats who participated in the latest debate Thursday in Houston revealed a variety of strategies. Julian Castro took on frontrunner Joe Biden. Andrew Yang separated himself from his rivals by offering prizes of $1,000 a month to 10 people. Leading progressives Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders dueled over the same turf without openly attacking one another.
What does all of it mean as the candidates zero-in on the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary five months away?
The subjects addressed in the debate help to reveal the candidates’ strategies, says Nick Beauchamp, an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern, who has joined with Laura South, a doctoral candidate in data visualization, to develop a real-time analysis of the debate as the candidates are speaking.