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The best thing about Democratic Debate round 2 was what happened behind the scenes.

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper was entering the Miami debate hall when a security guard asked if he was there to pick up his media credentials. 

A reporter for National Public Radio who witnessed the exchange tweeted that John Hickenlooper responded: “I’m a candidate.”

But Hickenlooper may have gotten the last laugh with a jab at President Donald Trump, who was a reality TV star before he entered politics.

Hickenlooper quipped on Twitter: “Last time, we elected the most famous candidate. Let’s try something new.”

Hickenlooper  joined nine other candidates Thursday night for the second of two debates.

15.3 million people watched the first Democratic debate on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, according to Nielsen, which NBC News said beat every primary debate during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.

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