The fourth democratic debate is tonight
What to Know:
One-night debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. The debate will feature twelve democratic presidential candidates who qualified with 2% in at least 4 DNC-approved polls and contributions from at least 130,000 individual donors.
Moderators include CNN anchors Erin Burnett & Anderson Cooper along with New York Times national editor Marc Lacey
The following candidates will be featured tonight:
- Former vice president Joe Biden (#1 in current polls)
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) (#2 in current polls)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) (#3 in current polls)
- Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.)
- South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Former congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
- Businessman Andrew Yang
- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
- Former housing and urban development secretary Julián Castro
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) (missed September qualifications)
- Businessman Tom Steyer (first debate)
October 15th, 8 – 11 PM EST
Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio
Will air on CNN, CNN’s website, and New York Times’ website, SiriusXM Channels 116, 454 and 795, the Westwood One Radio Network and National Public Radio. You can also ask Amazon’s Alexa to play the debate and it will play the debate audio.
- Bernie Sanders is confirmed as returning this evening after suffering a heart attack a few weeks ago.
- The following did not qualify for this debate: Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak, and author Marianne Williamson.
- Read up on positions of the candidates here.
- The next debate will take place on November 20th in Georgia and will be hosted by MSNBC & the Washington Post. To qualify for the November debate, candidates have to hit 3% in four early state or national polls and get 165,000 donors. So far only five candidates meet both qualifications: Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders and Warren.
We will be tweeting the debate tonight and provide a summary tomorrow.