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Biden and Sanders debate one on one for first time in race

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders
Posted at 8:11 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 20:11:06-04

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have taken the stage for the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic primary.

The leading Democratic candidates faced off Sunday night in Washington in the 11th debate of the primary season.

The event was moved from Arizona, which votes Tuesday, because of concerns over the growing coronavirus pandemic, and is being held without an audience.

Biden also steps on the stage as the front-runner in a race dramatically different from the party's last debate less than three weeks ago, following cascading wins that started with his resounding victory in the South Carolina primary.