Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate at Dartmouth
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Sunday, September 26, 2007 in the Spaulding Auditorium of the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH from 9:00 to 11:00 PM (ET)

Sponsors: Dartmouth College, MSNBC, New England Cable News, the Democratic National Committee, and the New Hampshire Democratic Party.

Candidates: Sen. Joe Biden, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Chris Dodd, former Sen. John Edwards, former Sen. Mike Gravel, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, and Gov. Bill Richardson  participated.  [all 8 of the candidates].

Moderator: Tim Russert, NBC News Washington bureau chief and host of "Meet The Press" and questions from NECN political reporter Alison King.

Audience: About 725 audience members; tickets allocated between the partners (Dartmouth, NBC/NECN, and the New Hampshire Dems/DNC) roughly by thirds.

Broadcast: Live on MSNBC, New England Cable News and New Hampshire Public Radio and streamed live over the web on and NBC News 2 Go.  Also broadcast on Telemundo.

Format: Two hours; three ad breaks.

Background: The third DNC-sanctioned debate and the second Democratic debate in New Hampshire.

Additional Notes:  The Dodd campaign's "Talk Clock" showed that the frontrunners were accorded more time: Clinton 17:37; Obama 13:30; Edwards 12:17; Richardson 11:49; Dodd 9:33; Biden 7:01; Kucinich 7:00; Gravel 4:20.

One of the subtexts of this debate was that an increasing number of observers were starting to see Clinton as looking more and more like the inevitable nominee.

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