Buttigieg fends off attacks, takes on far-left flank at debate; Biden stumbles with Harris gaffe

Pete Buttigieg, whose popularity has surged in recent days, found himself the sudden target of attacks at Wednesday night’s fifth Democratic primary debate but sought to stay on the offensive and make an appeal to the country’s political middle with a blunt rebuke of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-all” plan.

He was joined by several other candidates on stage in going after the health care overhaul, putting the party’s far-left candidates on their heels over what Buttigieg called their “divisive” and unrealistic approach.

Reflecting the ever-shifting dynamic in the race, meanwhile, Joe Biden had a mixed performance — projecting foreign policy strength and siding with Buttigieg against the liberal wing on health care, while also suffering some stumbles on the debate stage.

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