The fifth Democratic debate is tonight and is co-hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC. Here's what you need to know.
When: Coverage starts at 8 p.m. Eastern time, and the debate will run from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.
Where: It's being held in Atlanta, at Tyler Perry Studios, and you can watch it on washingtonpost.com or our apps or on MSNBC.
Who: Ten candidates have qualified to be onstage, hitting at least 3 percent in four approved polls or at least 5 percent in two early-state polls, plus bringing in donations from at least 165,000 unique donors:
- Former vice president Joe Biden Read more
- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Read more
- South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg Read more
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) Read more
- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Read more
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Read more
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Read more
- Tom Steyer Read more
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Read more
- Andrew Yang Read more
This debate, the fifth of the 2020 Democratic primary, has two fewer candidates than were onstage for last month's debate — one who was there, former congressman Beto O'Rourke, dropped out, and another, former HUD secretary Julián Castro, failed to hit the required polling levels. And while some candidates have left the race since the October debate, former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has jumped in and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is looking at joining the already large field.
This meeting comes less than three months before the first primary votes are cast and less than a year until the general election. It's being held in Georgia, a state that has been trending toward Democrats as its suburbs grow and diversify and a state that both parties expect to be closely contested next year.
Washington Post, November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019
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