In the run-up to the first Democratic presidential primary debate held on October 13, 2015, the mood among the Democratic establishment was muted: this was the Democrats’ first debate, and it was a full hour shorter than the most recent Republican event. Republicans have nearly twice as many presidential primary debates scheduled as Democrats, and many on the left have expressed their concern that the Republican field — and eventual candidate — will get far more exposure with future voters than any one Democrat, even front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Still, the event provided potential Democratic voters ample opportunity to examine each of the five presidential hopefuls on stage. Even Jim Webb, polling at or below 1 percent in nationwide surveys, got more than 9 minutes of speaking time, compared to Hillary Clinton’s 30 and Bernie Sanders’ 28. If you missed the event, broadcast from the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, watch it below: