2020 Democratic Party Debate Schedule

Democratic Debate Schedule (2020 Presidential Primary Debates)Schedule of Democratic Party presidential primary debates in 2019 and 2020. These debates are between all the major Democratic candidates running for President in 2020. The Democratic debate schedule 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. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has officially sanctioned the twelve debates listed below.

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Upcoming Democratic Debates

When is the next debate? Here is a compact view of the upcoming debate calendar. Scroll down for the complete schedule including past debates and video links. Some dates have not yet been announced by the Democratic National Committee.

Upcoming Debates
Nov. 20, 2019 - November Democratic Debate on MSNBC (5th Debate)
Dec. 19, 2019 - December Democratic Debate on PBS (6th Debate)
Jan. 2020 - January Democratic Debate (7th Debate)
Jan./Feb.  2020 - January/February Democratic Debate (8th Debate)
Feb.  2020 - February Democratic Debate (9th Debate)
Feb.  2020 - February Democratic Debate (10th Debate)
Mar.  2020 - March Democratic Debate (11th Debate)
Apr. 2020 - April Democratic Debate (12th Debate)

Full Democratic Debate Schedule

The list below contains a full list of past and upcoming Democratic presidential primary debates in 2019 and 2020.

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
ABC News Democratic Primary Debate

Video: Watch Full Video
Aired On: ABC, Univision
Location: Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas
Moderators: George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Jorge Ramos
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 15, 2019
CNN/New York Times Democratic Primary Debate

Video: Watch Full Video
Aired On: CNN
Location: Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio
Sponsors: CNN, New York Times
Moderators: Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, and Marc Lacey
Candidates: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Harris, O'Rourke, Steyer, Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar, Yang, Gabbard
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 20, 2019 Watch On: MSNBC
Location: Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsors: MSNBC and The Washington Post
Moderators: Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker, and Ashley Parker
Candidates: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, Steyer, Warren, Yang
Qualifications
: A candidate will need to hit 3% in at least four national or early-state polls — or 5% in two early state polls. The donor threshold has been increased to 165,000 unique donors, with at least 600 each in at least 20 states.
December 19, 2019 Watch On: PBS
Location: Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
Sponsors: PBS, POLITICO
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD
Qualifications: A candidate will need to hit 4% in at least four national or early-state polls — or 6% in two early state polls. The donor threshold has been increased to 200,000 unique donors, with at least 800 each in at least 20 states.
January, 2020
Seventh Democratic Primary Debate

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

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

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

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

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

Watch On: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsors: TBD
Moderators: TBD
Candidates: TBD

TBD = To Be Determined

Related Pages

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

Learn more about each candidate on our 2020 candidate list.

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