On Tuesday night, six of the top Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for the last debate before the state’s caucuses on February 3.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and the businessman Tom Steyer all qualified for the debate, making it the smallest debate field yet and the first without any candidates of color.
CNN and The Des Moines Register hosted the debate, which was held at Drake University and moderated by the CNN “Situation Room” anchor Wolf Blitzer, the CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip, and The Des Moines Register’s chief political correspondent, Brianne Pfannenstiel.
With the caucuses just three weeks away, candidates made their final nationally televised pitches to Iowa caucusgoers and weighed in on the foreign-policy crisis in Iran.
While the debate was relatively tame and conflict-free, here are the five most noteworthy exchanges and moments: