2nd night of Democratic debates draws to close

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MIAMI (AP) Ten Democratic presidential candidates drew the second night of debates to a close with calls for a new generation of elected leadership, pledges to protect reproductive rights and promises to move beyond the divisiveness of President Donald Trump’s tenure.

California Sen. Kamala Harris says she would focus on kitchen-table issues. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says a generational change is needed in the White House.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pledged to ferociously defend abortion rights. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned that the burgeoning popularity of socialism within the Democratic Party could get Trump reelected.

Former Vice President Joe Biden says America needs to restore its soul.

The first Democratic debate on Wednesday night also drew 10 candidates.

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