In Detroit's Fox Theatre tonight, and tomorrow night, CNN will host the 2nd round of Debates for the Democratic aspiring to be President of the United States.
When are the Democratic debates?
When: 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 30, and 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 31
Where: The Fox Theatre in Detroit
Each night is expected to last two hours.
Where can I watch the Democratic debates?
Through an agreement with the Democratic National Committee, CNN has exclusive rights to both nights of the debates and if you want to watch, you'll have to watch there. If you don't have cable or a streaming service that provides CNN, you're not necessarily out of luck: It will be streamed live on CNN.com for free and without requiring a cable provider login.Here are the rundowns for each night.
(Source, USA Today)
Who are the Democratic candidates?
Here is the breakdown of candidates appearing each night.
Almost all of the candidates who qualified for the June debate will appear, in part because the June and July debates had the same qualifications (candidates had to register at least 1% in three polls from a predetermined set of surveys, as well as recruit 65,000 individual donations).
The one exception? Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will be new to the stage. Bullock is replacing California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who dropped out of the race on July 8.
The candidates who qualified are, in alphabetical order:
- Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
- South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
- Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney
- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
- New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke
- Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Marianne Williamson, self-help author
- Andrew Yang, businessman
Each night, the debate will be moderated by 3 CNN personalities: chief political correspondent Dana Bash, CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper (anchor of The Lead and State of the Union).
(Source, Time magazine)
Why should I watch?
Remember to post and tweet before, during and after each debate! to make your views known. Tell friends and family too.
And yes, donate to the candidate of your choice.
Voices4America Post Script. Happening tonight and tomorrow. #DemDebates Who? Where? When? Why? All in this post. Why should I watch? Well, Democracy and the future of the world are at stake.😘
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