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10 of the strangest moments of the 2020 presidential campaign

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The first Democratic primary debate has come and gone, and the 2020 presidential election is in full swing. Nearly two dozen candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination and each is making the case they are the best candidate to face off against President Donald Trump next year.

But the ever-changing terrain of the campaign proves they are not immune to strange gaffes or awkward moments.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the field, though his standing has eroded. He still has trouble with respecting others’ personal space on the trail, while moderate candidates like Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have struggled to connect with liberal voters who have booed them or responded with some cringe-inducing indifference.

Others, like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, are simply trying too hard to be relatable and have invited ridicule in doing so.

Here are 10 strange things that have happened on the campaign trail so far:

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