DemDaily: Tonight’s Debate Details

January 14, 2020

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Tonight's Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, the seventh of twelve sanctioned by the DNC, will kick off at 9:00pm ET from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Last Friday, billionaire Tom Steyer became the sixth Democratic contender to meet the thresholds imposed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to qualify for the stage.

This month's debate will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, 20 days before the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucus on February 3rd.

Seventh Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

DateJanuary 14, 2020, Tuesday
Time9:00pm - 11:00pm ET
LocationDes Moines, Iowa. Drake University
CNN and The Des Moines Register
ModeratorsCNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip and Des Moines Register chief politics reporter Brianne Pfannenstiel 
Live,, on mobile devices via CNN and the Register's IOS and Android apps, and on streaming devices via the CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, and Android TV.
CandidatesFormer VP Joe Biden (DE), former Mayor Pete Buttigieg (IN), Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), billionaire businessman Tom Steyer (CA) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA)
Qualifications1) Meet a 5% polling threshold in at least four separate national polls or 7% in at least two early primary state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada. Polls must be released between November 14th and 11:59pm on January 10th. and

2) Receive donations from at least 225,000 unique donors, and a minimum of 1,000 unique donors per state in at least 20 US states, territories or DC.

Since the last Democratic primary debate, held December 19th in Los Angeles, three candidates have
dropped out of the race -- former HUD Secretary Julián Castro (TX), author Marianne Williamson (CA) and Senator Cory Booker (NJ).

In addition to the contenders on tonight's stage, those still in the race include Senator Michael Bennet (CO), former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Congressman John Delaney (MD), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI), former Governor Deval Patrick (MA) and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang (NY).

There will be five more debates before the end of the primary season in June. For the full 2020 debate schedule, go to DemDaily: The Download on the 2020 Debates.

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