Tonight’s debate in Iowa gives Democratic candidates one last chance to shine before primary voting begins.
Six Democratic candidates of the remaining twelve met the standards to be included on the stage.
This comes after New Jersey Senator Cory Booker ended his campaign. Booker says he ended his campaign after being out shined by other candidates.
Political analyst Joe Morris of Mercyhurst University says the new lack of diversity will not significantly impact voters decisions.
“I don’r know that the fact that the field of Democratic candidates is not as diverse as it once was really matters at all. The fact is, voters had a chance to look at these candidates and they made a choice that the people in the front are the best ones to go with right now,” said Dr. Joe Morris, Political Science Chair, Mercyhurst University.
Dr. Joe Morris added that tonight’s debate may spark a little more attention because of the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren feud going on currently.