About the project
The New York Times reached out to nine Democratic presidential candidates to ask them the same set of questions on video. Seven accepted the invitation.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was interviewed in December, but has since dropped out of the race. Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont declined to participate.
Most of the candidates visited the studio in our New York City office. We traveled to Los Angeles for two interview sessions. The interviews took place between Dec. 10 and Jan. 22. During the sessions, we asked candidates for a terse, direct reply before explaining their views at greater length.
The Times interviewed a larger pool of Democratic candidates last spring. Watch their answers.