Previewing night two of the Dem debate

Now that night one of debate number two is over, let’s look ahead to round two, also on CNN tonight starting at 8 p.m.

Who’s going to be there? Sen. Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, businessman Andrew Yang, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Moderators will be the same as last night: Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Don Lemon.

Biden will be situated right between Harris and Booker and expect most of the candidates to attack him the way they did last night with Bernie Sanders. Will there be more fireworks between Biden and Harris? If so, he says he’s prepared to be less nice this time.

Likely, the topics will be the same: healthcare, climate change, gun control, race and immigration. Many have already been tweeting about it.

Last time, Tulsi Gabbard was a breakout star becoming the most Googled candidate following the debate. Will she continue to gain traction or fade out after round two?

Others who need to make a name for themselves: Jay Inslee, Michael Bennett and Kirsten Gillibrand. Their campaigns are nearly out of gas the way it is and if they hope to qualify for the third debate in September, they’ve got a lot of work to do.

Expect Gillibrand to lean heavily on women’s reproductive rights – a topic that didn’t come up at all in night one. She’ll most definitely attack the NRA again, especially since there have been a couple shootings in the past few days that have gained national attention.

The party starts at 8 p.m. EST on CNN. Hopefully it won’t run for three hours like last night. We’ll be tweeting @slantedpolitics, podcasting afterward and posting a recap on our site tomorrow.

 

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