The gloves came off on Tuesday night.
With former Vice President Joe Biden holding a steady lead in the polls and the threshold for qualifying for future debates rising significantly, the Detroit stage might have been the last time some candidates appeared before a nationwide audience. Each candidate made a decision: Spend the night focusing on themselves or attempt to knock down one of the front-runners.
The graphic below shows how the candidate attacks spread out during the debate. It also tracks how many times the Democratic candidates attack Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, corporations and the “ultra-rich.”