1. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Bernie Sanders, (D) Presidential Candidate:
"Well I think we made the distinction. Joe voted for the war in Iraq, which turned out to be one of the great foreign policy disasters in the history of this country. Joe was voted for terrible trade agreements NAFTA and PNTR with China which cost us millions of good paying jobs. Joe voted for the bailout of Wall Street. Joe voted for a very bad bankruptcy bill. I opposed all of those initiatives and I think it's not only the voting record, I think it's my vision for the future. I am prepared to stand with the working class of this country and take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite."
"Look I respect Vice President Biden. I worked with him. I have known him for years. I think you know obviously he has tremendous experience. He's a fantastic candidate. But he and I do have a disagreement about how to do health care. We do have a disagreement on immigration. This is a debate. So, you know we have to point out those differences in the debate. And what I can say is that I'm ready to debate when we go. And so when I go up against Donald Trump in October of 2020 you better believe that I'm going to be ready for Trump and I'm going to beat him."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate:
"I'm running because I think I'm the best person to take on Donald Trump. I think I'm better than Joe Biden or else I wouldn't be in this race."
4 . SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:
"People tease me, I know, about all the plans, but I have two things to say about that. First you want to get something done I think you ought to have a plan. But there's a second part. When you can run on something you make it real clear and when we win, it's a whole lot easier for them to turn around in her own party and say guys, that was the deal. That's why we got elected. So now we're going to get out there together and we're going to pass this. We're not going to nibble around the edges. We're gonna make big structural change."
Some of the Democratic presidential candidates involved in Thursday night's debate in Houston, Texas spoke to reporters in the spin room afterwards. Senator Bernie Sanders drew contrasts with former Vice President Joe Biden over voting record and a vision for the future. Julian Castro also drew emphasized the differences between himself and Biden. Senator Cory Booker said he's the best candidate to take on President Donald Trump. Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke continued to speak about gun policy. Senator Kamala Harris described President Trump as beating people down instead of lifting them up.
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