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Democrats vs Democrats on Tuesday, Wednesday

20 Democrat candidates will showcase their qualifications to be president  on July 30 and 31 in Detroit, during the next round of presidential debates. This round is hosted by CNN with moderators Dana Bash, Don Lemon, and Jake Tapper:

July 30:

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
  • Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana
  • Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
  • Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
  • Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
  • Author Marianne Williamson
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
  • Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas

July 31:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • Sen. Kamala Harris of California
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
  • Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City
  • Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
  • Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington
  • Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro

DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS ROUND:

Candidates who did not raise enough money or poll well enough to be considered for this debate are:

  • Rep. Seth Moulton
  • Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel
  • Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida
  • Entrepreneur Tom Steyer
  • Former Rep. Joe Sestak

Candidates needed 1 percent support in three qualifying polls, or to have gained 65,000 unique donations with a minimum of 200 unique donors per state in 20 states.

WHERE TO WATCH

The debates are on CNN, as well as CNN.com and the mobil apps for CNN on iOS and Android. No need to log in with a cable provider if you watch livestream. They will run from 8-10 pm Eastern Time, 4 pm-6 pm Alaska Time.

FORMAT

Candidates will give opening and closing statements, and have one minute to respond to direct questions from moderators, as well as 30 seconds for responses or rebuttals. There will be no questions in the “show-of-hand” or one-word answers.

The Democratic National Convention is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 13-16.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • I expect a full report on July 31’s “debate” as I am unable to watch Cory Booker for a moment without losing all faith in humanity.

  • what a cast of characters…last time some of these spoke, they had nothing of value to say. I’ve got much better things to do, like picking farts out of beans.

  • Faux Espanol anyone?

  • If I don’t have anything better to do than watch these I will go to bed. The objective seems to be to breakout by coming up with outlandish proposals: reparations, cancelling student debt, open borders and revocation of citizenship for Trump supporters (okay, I mad that one up).

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