Talk tracker: Which candidates got the most speaking time at the seventh Democratic debate

NBC News tracked how much speaking time each candidate got in the January 2020 debate.
The candidates in the seventh Democratic presidential debate.
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By Jeremia Kimelman

Six candidates, no clear leader in the polls and a looming primary were prologue for what was the smallest Democratic debate yet.

Amid the questions, interruptions and answers, we tracked minute by minute how much each candidate talked throughout the evening.

In the December debate, Bernie Sanders spoke the most, with Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren close on his heels. In November, Warren took the largest share of the time, followed by Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden.

Read NBC News' live blog of the seventh Democratic debate, see our live-updating graphic tracking candidate attacks on one another and see what happened in the previous debate in our sixth Democratic talking time tracker.