For months now, we’ve been hearing the same thing from the Democratic Party with regard to their upcoming 2016 primary debate schedule. What we know so far is that they’ve pledge to sponsor six debates and they will start “in the fall.” Even to this point, that is all the information we have. Over the weekend, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on Meet the Press and fielded a question on the topic.
Here is the transcript from NBC News:
CHUCK TODD: Very quickly, we’re only talking about Republicans debating for the next two months. Why aren’t we seeing Democrats debate over the next two months?
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: We’re going to be having a robust series of debates, and we’re just finalizing the last few details. You know, our network and organizational partners, and I’ll be announcing our series of debates very soon.
CHUCK TODD: But we’re not going to see them in August or September?
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: We will be announcing our schedule as soon as we get it finalized. We have committed to six debates. And we’ll have at least one debate in each of the four early primary states.
CHUCK TODD: All right. Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, talking on the Democratic side of the aisle, thanks for coming on this morning.
So that is all the information I can provide. So far there have been no dates and no venues announced other than what Schultz repeated above to Chuck Todd. Please direct your questions and/or complaints to the Democratic National Committee if you’re displeased with the pace at which this debate schedule is developing:
Contacting them will be more beneficial than filling my email box with complaints about the lack of details about 2016 Democratic primary debates. (Yes, it necessitated this post)