What You Need to Know About Tonight’s Democratic Debate

Everyone in the Democratic presidential race will face off tonight for the first debate among the wide field of candidates – find out what to watch for, especially from the party’s two front-runners, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

By Rhonda FanningOctober 13, 2015 3:28 pm

The Republicans have had two debates already, but tonight the Democrats hoping to be president will take the stage for their first pre-primary debate.

Austin-based political analyst Jason Stanford, a long-time Democratic strategist and syndicated columnist, talks with the Standard about what we may see at the debate this evening.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-Each of the candidates’ strategies, ranging from Clinton dealing with her email scandal to newcomer Martin O’Malley looking to up his name recognition

-Who has the most to gain, and who has plenty to lose

-How the debate serves as a precursor to Clinton’s planned rally in San Antonio on Thursday