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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders debates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas, Oct. 13, 2015.

Democratic Debate: Live Blog


Live updates of the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After watching Republican candidates spar in two rounds of debates, Democrats looking to become the next U.S. president get their turn Tuesday as they take the stage in Las Vegas for their first debate of the 2016 election campaign.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her status as the front-runner in the Democratic race will put her in the center of the debate, both literally and figuratively, as she stands in the middle of the four other candidates taking part.

Recent polls put Clinton ahead with about 40 percent support, while her chief challenger, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, comes in at 25 percent.

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