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Debate prep: 2020 Democrats do push-ups, study, snack before Miami showdown

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Preparing baby bottles. Do push-ups. Study in the car. Eat vegan cupcakes and fast food. These are just some of the things that the Democratic presidential candidates are—and consume—as they prepare to take the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 cycle.

Twenty of the approximately two dozen Democratic candidates, the night of the sectional for the first debate in Miami, a two-day affair, starting on Wednesday, when the first batch of 10 contenders face off.

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But, to do prep for the high-stakes showdown, each candidate has its own way of things.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., will participate on Thursday in the debate, told Fox News that he is studying –, but do not want to rehearse.

“I’m just going to be me. I would like to be prepared, but not rehearsed,” he said on Monday.

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Swalwell, 38, is the father of two, an 8-month-old baby girl, Cricket, and a 2-year-old boy, Nelson, and he plans to stay to himself and his wife Brittany middle-of-the-night feeding routine—which may explain why he told The New York Times that his “comfort food” is “coffee”.

“Maybe I’m not going to get six to eight hours of sleep every night, maybe I won’t be rested as the other candidates, because I have to Wake up the babies in the night,” Swalwell explained. “I’m still a part of our nighttime feeding schedule, even during the debate in the week.”

He added: “Hey, I may even have some formula on my coat when I go up there.”

Then there is sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., who will last night’s debate Wednesday. According to the New York Times, Booker has been expressed in the study sessions on a road trip from DC to New Jersey. And if he doesn’t break in the car, which he allegedly loves, until his debate prep by doing push-ups.

And Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, has spent, allegedly, the weekend to practice in a converted car dealership in Albany, New York, and, allegedly, like “a glass of whiskey at the end of the night,” as their campaign trail comfort food.

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But some candidates, such as current democratic front-runner, former Vice-President Joe Biden, have deep experience on the debate stage. Biden debated Sarah Palin for Vice President in 2008, and Paul Ryan in 2012.

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After this debate, according to the times, Biden preparing and studying for weeks. He was briefing read books and samples in a mock-debate format with his closest advisers. The Biden campaign did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment when asked if his debate would be prep this year different than the past.

Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016 for the democratic nomination, also has a lot of experience in debating. According to the times, Sanders ” campaign was discussed, with Biden as the two leaders debate on Thursday. Sanders reportedly is stepping on his own message and go to Biden if the situation themselves.

It is unclear, as others in the area are always ready, but when your nerves kick in, candidates resort, for its reported comfort food. According to interviews with the times, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, loves vegan cupcakes, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio loves pulled pork; Sen. Amy Klobuchar loves potatoes good baked; and former Rep. Beto O’rourke, D-Texas, could food be seen in every fast-joint in Miami.

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