The New York Times and other media outlets kept track of the time each candidate spent talking including the timestamp of the start of the blathering and the topic up for debate. This dataset only includes candidates and topic times. The complete datasets (See References) also include moderator metadata and opening/closing statement records.



data frame with columns: elapsed (dbl), timestamp (time), speaker (chr), topic (chr) debate_date (date), debate_group (dbl), night (dbl)