OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Thursday night was a chance for many of the front-runners to get on the debate stage and convince Democrats why they should face off against Donald Trump next year.
The Nebraska Democratic Party threw a party at Legends to watch the debate and let fellow Nebraska Dems chat about the candidates they liked and who may have had a good night.
With so many vying for the Democratic nomination, some old, some young. The night was also another opportunity for those democrats to get to know the lesser known candidates who had their first chance on a national stage tonight.
"So I think it's kind of fair, it gives everybody a chance to be able to really connect with the candidates, even though they're only getting 60 seconds or less, but it gives us a chance to connect with them and see what issues they're platforming in their campaigns,” says Precious McKesson, constituency director with the Nebraska Democratic Party.
"I'm kind of heading towards younger folks because the younger folks are the future of our world, our country,” says Theresa Teater, a Nebraska voter.
Party officials say the issues they hear about the most from Nebraska Democrats are healthcare, the climate and immigration, which has recently gotten the national spotlight.