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Candidate attacks during the eighth Democratic debate, February 2020: Graphic

NBC News tracked attacks throughout the night.

It was a debate that left many asking "who won?" Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was a frequent target from the start, while former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the second-most frequent target, was attacked by every candidate on stage Friday night except Andrew Yang.

Sanders and Buttigieg, in a virtual tie for first in the chaotic Iowa caucuses, were also the most attacked candidates in January’s debate in Des Moines. With the pair leading the field in New Hampshire in the latest NBC News/Marist poll, we will track attacks throughout the night to see if the other contenders try to blunt their momentum.

See what happened in the previous debate: the seventh Democratic debate attack tracker.