Which Candidates and Moments Perked Up Twitter During the Democratic Presidential Debates?

Elizabeth Warren was the most-tweeted-about Wednesday, Joe Biden Thursday

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Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) Spanish answer was the top-tweeted moment during night one of the Democratic Party presidential candidate debates Wednesday, while Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe Biden going at it over race topped night two Thursday.

Twitter said the top-tweeted moments during night one were:

  1. Booker answers in Spanish during a discussion about immigration policy
  2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Calif.) says she has a plan to deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
  3. Technical difficulties with the broadcast of the debate

The most-tweeted-about Democratic candidates on stage Wednesday night were:

  1. Warren
  2. Booker
  3. Julián Castro
  4. Beto O’Rourke
  5. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  6. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

The most-tweeted-about Democratic candidates overall during night one were:

  1. Warren
  2. Booker
  3. Castro
  4. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.)
  5. Biden
  6. O’Rourke

And the most-tweeted-about U.S. politicians Wednesday night were:

  1. President Donald Trump
  2. Warren
  3. Booker
  4. Castro
  5. Obama
  6. Sanders

The top-tweeted moments during the second night, Thursday, were:

  1. Harris and Biden have a passionate exchange on race
  2. Candidates share the first thing they would do as president
  3. Harris says, “America does not want to witness a food fight. They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table.”

The most-tweeted-about Democratic candidates overall Thursday night were:

  1. Biden
  2. Harris
  3. Sanders
  4. South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  5. Marianne Williamson
  6. Warren

And the most-tweeted-about U.S. politicians Thursday night were:

  1. Trump
  2. Biden
  3. Harris
  4. Sanders
  5. Buttigieg
  6. Former President Barack Obama

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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