First Democratic presidential debates are set for June 26, 27

First Democratic presidential debates are set for June 26, 27

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is one of the 10 candidates who will participate in the first presidential debate on June 26. Another 10 candidates will debate the following night. Warren is pictured on June 1 addressing attendees at the California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

WASHINGTON – The first Democratic presidential debates of the 2020 election season will take place the final week of June and each will include 10 candidates, NBC News announced Friday.

The first debate will take place on Wednesday, June 26.

It will include: Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Cory Booker (N.J.) Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) and Tim Ryan (Ohio), former Reps. John Delaney (Md.) and Beto O’Rourke (Texas), Gov. Jay Inslee (Wash.), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.

The second debate will take place on Thursday, June 27.

It will include: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (Calif.), Michael Bennet (Colo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.), South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Gov. John Hickenlooper (Colo.), author Marianne Williamson and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

The debates will take place in Miami and will air from 9-11 p.m. EDT on both nights.

Gov. Steve Bullock (Mont.), Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.) and Miramar, Fla. Mayor Wayne Messam will not be included in either debate because they did not meet the 2% threshold in polls.

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