DEBATE WATCHING PARTY IN JUNEAU, ANCHORAGE, FAIRBANKS
The top polling candidates in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary will face off on Thursday, Sept. 12, on the debate stage in Houston, Texas, at an event hosted by ABC News and Univision.
Since there are only 10 top candidates who met the threshold, that means only half of the Democratic field is invited, and the debate will last just one night, for three hours, rather than two nights.
The Democratic Party is hosting a Bingo event. If you text 43367 with the word BINGO you’ll receive an electronic Bingo card in advance of the debate. The Democratic Party will also then have your phone number, so only do this if you want your information mined by Democrats and their associated causes.
In Alaska, debate parties will be held by Democrats starting at 3:30 pm:
- Peanut Farm, 5227 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage
- Roundup Steakhouse, 2701 S Cushman St, Fairbanks
- TK Maguire, 375 Whittier Street (Prospector), Juneau, starts at 4 pm
The frontrunners to be on stage are:
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
- Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke
- Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
Biden and Warren, vying for the top spot, will be on stage at the same time for the first time.
Warren is polling well in Alaska with Democrats. She, Sanders, and Harris have all said they will end natural gas “fracking” if elected president.
“On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking—everywhere,” Warren proclaimed on Twitter on Sept. 6.
“If you think Alaska’s budget woes are tough now, think about the Alaska situation under a Warren presidency, shutting down our entire resource-based economy” said Glenn Clary, chairman of the the Alaska Republican Party.