The 5 Democratic Candidates in Tonight's Debate
A brief look at the 5 candidates who will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on CNN. For more on the candidates running for their party's 2016 nominations, check out our election primer: http://nyti.ms/1LsUUox
- •Hillary Rodham ClintonClinton is working to corral the party establishment behind her, as she finds her wide lead being narrowed by Bernie Sanders.
- •Bernie SandersSen. Sanders has drawn enthusiasm among voters who were craving a more liberal option in the Democratic mix.
- •Martin O'MalleyThe former Maryland governor is pushing his youth and vitality as an asset.
- •Jim WebbWebb, who was a senator from Virginia, has been a persistent critic of the Iraq war but tends to hold more conservative views on gun control and immigration.
- •Lincoln ChafeeA Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat from Rhode Island, Chafee is most passionate about national security.