FIRST 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE
- WHEN: Wednesday, June 26 & Thursday, June 27, from 9:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST
- WHERE: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida
- HOW: Live streaming coverage on CBSN, broadcast on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The first round of Democratic candidates for president will face off in a debate tonight in Miami.
Ten candidates will take part in tonight’s debate, and the other 10 will be heard Thursday.
To qualify for the first debate in Miami, candidates had to fulfill one of two criteria: either get 65,000 donors to their campaigns, with at least 200 donors in 20 different states, or obtain at least 1% in three polls recognized as legitimate by the committee.
Because so many of the contenders qualified for the first round of debate, the Democrats will be split into two groups across two consecutive nights totaling four hours. Ten candidates were randomly chosen to appear on each night.
The unusual two-night set up resulted from the large field of Democratic candidates looking to take on President Donald Trump.
Wednesday Night Debate Watch Parties List
- The Ridgewood Democratic Club, 60-70 Putnam Avenue, Queens.
- The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, 304 West 231st Street, Bronx.
- Buunni Coffee, 4961 Broadway, Manhattan.
- The Chelsea Bell, 316 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan.
- The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club at Shades of Green, 125 East 15th Street, Manhattan. (Expect a Joe Biden crowd.)
- The Hop Shop, 121 Columbia Street, Brooklyn. (Expect an Elizabeth Warren crowd.)
- Anyone Comics, 1216 Union Street, Brooklyn. (Another Elizabeth Warren crowd.)
- Mist Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, Manhattan. (Expect a Beto O’Rourke crowd.)
- Craic, 488 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn.
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