In pictures: Leading candidates face off in Democratic debate
Updated 10:53 PM EDT, Thu September 12, 2019
For the first time in this election cycle, all of the Democratic Party's top presidential candidates were able to debate one another on the same stage.
The previous two debates had so many candidates that they had to be split up over two nights. But for Thursday night's debate in Houston, many of those candidates did not meet the polling or fundraising thresholds set by the Democratic National Committee.
The debate took place at Texas Southern University.