The Democratic Party presidential debates took place among candidates in the campaign for the Democratic Party 's nomination for the president of the United States in the presidential election. There were a total of 29 major Democratic candidates. Of these, 23 candidates participated in at least one debate. In December , the Democratic National Committee DNC announced the schedule for 12 official DNC-sanctioned debates, set to begin in June , with six debates in and the remaining six during the first four months of Candidates are allowed to participate in forums featuring multiple other candidates as long as only one candidate appears on stage at a time; if candidates participate in any unsanctioned debate with other presidential candidates, they will lose their invitation to the next DNC-sanctioned debate. To qualify for the first debates, entrants had to, at a minimum, achieve one of the two criteria listed. If this had resulted in more than 20 qualified candidates, the two criteria would have been evaluated in combination per an outlined set of tiebreaking rules , but since 20 candidates qualified, no tiebreaker was necessary. The Democratic Party's first presidential debates ahead of the U. The qualified candidates or their representatives were present and involved at the drawing event,  which was not televised. The debates took place at the Arsht Center in Miami , Florida.
These are the candidates who launched a bid for the presidency in , aiming to deny Trump a second term. With the coronavirus pandemic at the top of Americans' minds, it was the first topic of discussion between the two Democratic presidential candidates. Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden were both asked about how they'd address the spread of the coronavirus if they were president. Sunday's debate was moved from Arizona to Washington, D. But almost no candidate was unscathed in the debate, which took place just four days before the pivotal South Carolina primary and one week ahead of Super Tuesday. But many say this 10th debate made them nervous about the Democratic field. Warren told CBS News after the tenth Democratic debate that her track record demonstrates why she should be the progressive candidate to win the party's presidential nomination. Bernie Sanders was also pressed about his comments on "60 Minutes" about Fidel Castro, saying "Cuba is a dictatorship. I've said that 8 million times. Seven Democratic candidates met on stage in South Carolina for the last debate before the state's primary and Super Tuesday.
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Bernie Sanders Sanders. Joseph R. Biden Jr. Michael R. Bloomberg Bloomberg. Elizabeth Warren Warren. Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg. Amy Klobuchar Klobuchar. Tom Steyer Steyer. Tulsi Gabbard Gabbard. Seven candidates have qualified for the debate on Feb. To score an invite, candidates have to meet one of two polling requirements:. Candidates can also qualify by earning at least one delegate in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. The Democratic National Committee has made it progressively harder to qualify for debates, narrowing the field of candidates invited onstage.
Follow the latest updates. Note: Candidates are shown in order of their national polling average , from highest to lowest. July Sept. Michael Bennet Bennet. John Delaney Delaney. Deval Patrick Patrick. Andrew Yang Yang. Cory Booker Booker. Marianne Williamson Williamson. Kamala Harris Harris. Steve Bullock Bullock. Joe Sestak Sestak. Wayne Messam Messam. Beto O'Rourke O'Rourke. Tim Ryan Ryan.
Bill de Blasio de Blasio. Kirsten Gillibrand Gillibrand. John Hickenlooper Hickenlooper. Jay Inslee Inslee. Seth Moulton Moulton. Eric Swalwell Swalwell.