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Biden, Sanders to debate against backdrop of global pandemic

DNC moves debate between Biden, Sanders from Arizona to Washington
Posted at 1:06 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 15:50:40-04

BY JULIE PACE, WASHINGTON — Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate is likely to be dominated by the mounting coronavirus crisis.

Just two candidates are left in the Democratic race: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

They'll debate in a television studio in Washington without an in-person audience.

The debate was moved from Arizona because of concerns about cross-country travel.

It's the first Democratic debate in two-and-a-half weeks, and the first since Biden took command of the primary race.