Democratic Primary Debate Schedule

Hopefully, if nothing else, you found Thursday’s Republican debate, shall we say, entertaining.  There’s a couple trends in opinion on who won or lost, but for the most part it seems we’ll just have to wait and see to find out what it all means.

It’s not long till the next Republican debate (September 16 on CNN), but it won’t be until October 13 (also on CNN) that we can watch the Democrats.

Here’s the Democratic debate schedule:

  • October 13 in Nevada (CNN)
  • November 14 in Des Moines, IA (CBS/KCCI & The Des Moines Register)
  • December 19 in Manchester, NH (ABC/WMUR
  • January 17 in Charleston, SC (NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute)
  • February/March in Miami, FL (Univision/The Washington Post)
  • February/March in Wisconsin (PBS)

The debates will include any candidates that are getting at least 1% in three credible national polls (which could be tough for some of them).  If all can hold their own, then the debate will probably include Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee (assuming no announcement from Biden).

There’s been controversy over the limited debate schedule (only six debates, and only four before Iowa).  O’Malley’s campaign has blamed the DNC for trying to make things “less democratic,” and Bernie Sanders is “disappointed, but not surprised.”

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