2020 Democratic Debate Schedule (Primary Debates)

2020 Democratic Debate ScheduleHere is the most up-to-date and complete schedule of the Democratic Primary debates taking place in 2019 and 2020. These debates are between all the major Democratic candidates running for President in 2020. The Democratic debate list below will include all details such as start times, moderators, candidates, live stream links, and links to the full debate videos. This page will be updated frequently as soon as new information becomes available.

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2020 Primary Calendar

Visit our 2020 Presidential Primary Schedule for up-to-date primary voting information and dates.

When is the next 2020 Democratic Primary Debate?

The next Democratic primary debate will take place on September 12 and 13 on ABC, live from Houston, Texas. If only 10 candidates or fewer qualify for the debate, the second night on September 13 will be dropped.

Which candidates will be in the next debate?

The number of candidates qualifying for the third Democratic debate will be much shorter than the first two debates. The qualifications for participation have been doubled and each candidate must meet fundraising and polling numbers required for the debate.

Qualified Candidates So Far: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang

Learn more about each candidate on our 2020 candidate list.

How many debates will there be?

The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned up to 12 debates starting in June of 2019, with the early debates possibly featuring back-to-back nights of primetime broadcasts.

Democratic Primary Debate Schedule

The table below contains a list of debates for the 2020 Democratic primary. The Democratic National Committee has not announced the actual dates of the debate but has said there will be 6 debates in 2019 and another 6 debates in 2020 starting in January.

Debate Ticket Information

DateDetails
June 26-27, 2019
NBC News Democratic Primary Debate

Night 1 - June 26 Watch Full Video
Candidates: Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, John Delaney

Night 2 - June 27 Watch Full Video
Candidates: Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, Eric Swalwell

Location: The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida
Moderators: Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart
July 30-31, 2019
CNN Democratic Primary Debate

Night 1 - July 30
Watch Full Video
Candidates: Marianne Williamson, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, Tim Ryan, Steve Bullock, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders

Night 2 - July 31 Watch Full Video
Candidates: Jay Inslee, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Michael Bennet, Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden

Location: Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan
Moderators: Dana Bash, Don Lemon, and Jake Tapper
September 12, 2019 Aired On: ABC, Univision
Live Stream: ABC News Live
Location: Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas
Moderators: TBD
Qualified Candidates: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Harris, O'Rourke, Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar, Yang
Qualifications: A candidate will need to have at least 2 percent support in three qualifying polls AND provide evidence of at least 130,000 individual donations from a minimum of 400 different donors in at least 20 states.
October, 2019
Fourth Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
Qualifications: A candidate will need to have at least 2 percent support in three qualifying polls AND provide evidence of at least 130,000 individual donations from a minimum of 400 different donors in at least 20 states.
November, 2019
Fifth Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
December, 2019
Sixth Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
January, 2020
Seventh Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
Jan or Feb, 2020
Eighth Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
February, 2020
Ninth Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
February, 2020
Tenth Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
March, 2020
Eleventh Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
April, 2020
Twelfth Democratic Primary Debate

Aired On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD

TBD = To Be Determined

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