Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) was the member of the 2020 Democratic field who was the focus of the most tweets after Wednesday night’s debate in Las Vegas, according to Twitter.
Twitter announced after the end of the ninth primary debate that Warren was the most-tweeted-about Democratic candidate following her fiery performance during Wednesday’s debate, which began with a pointed attack aimed at Mike Bloomberg over his record as former New York City mayor.
In second place on the ranking of candidates by volume of tweets was Bloomberg, who found himself the target of nearly every candidate on the debate stage, including several sharp attacks from rivals in the opening minutes of the program. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), considered the current front-runner of the 2020 field, rounded up third place in the rankings.
Warren’s dominance in the Twitter conversation appeared to coincide with a spike in donations to her campaign, which revealed to The Hill on Wednesday evening that the opening minutes of the debate constituted the strongest fundraising performance of the Massachusetts senator’s campaign so far.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE remained the top topic on Twitter amid the debate, according to Twitter’s government-focused account, as the Democrats discussed their plans for defeating Trump in November and the president rallied his own supporters in Nevada the same evening.
Wednesday’s debate marked the ninth of the Democratic primary contest and the last before voters in Nevada head to caucuses on Saturday.