2020 Primary Debate Schedule

The Democratic Party will hold a dozen presidential primary debates during the 2020 nominating process, with the first to be held this June. Stay tuned for more information.

Please Note: Debate information is subject to change at any time. Please contact us if you find an error or have updated information.


2019

June 26 & 27, 2019 at 8pm CT
Aired On: NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo
Location: Miami Florida
Candidate Lineup

  • Night 1: Corey Booker, Bill de Blasio, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, Elizabeth Warren

  • Night 2: Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang

Qualifications: Candidates had to have at least 1 percent support in three qualifying polls, or provide evidence of at least 65,000 individual donations from a minimum of 200 different donors in at least 20 states.

July 30 & 31, 2019
Aired On: CNN
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Moderator: TBD
Candidates: TBD
Qualifications: The debate will feature randomized lineups drawn from a maximum of 20 qualifying candidates. Qualifying for the debates is based on a two-path system, determined by polling and grass-roots fundraising. The selection methodology will use the two measures in combination if more than 20 candidates qualify and the field needs to be narrowed down.

August 2019
Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Moderator: TBD
Candidates: TBD

September 2019
Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
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Candidates: TBD

October 2019
Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Moderator: TBD
Candidates: TBD

November/December 2019
Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderator: TBD
Candidates: TBD


2020

January 2020
Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Moderator: TBD
Candidates: TBD

January/February 2020
Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Moderator: TBD
Candidates: TBD

February 2020
Aired On: TBD
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Candidates: TBD

February 2020
Aired On: TBD
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March 2020
Aired On: TBD
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Candidates: TBD

April 2020
Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Moderator: TBD
Candidates: TBD