NOV 20 Democratic Debate

2019 NOV 06, NBCNEWS – November Democratic debate to feature ‘balanced’ number of questions for candidates. The two-hour debate is being held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on NOV 20.

By Dareh Gregorian

Candidates participating in the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia later this month will each be asked a balanced number of questions, event hosts MSNBC and The Washington Post announced Wednesday.

The two-hour debate will be held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Nov. 20, and 10 candidates have qualified for the event so far, according to an unofficial NBC News tally.

The hosts announced the format for the event on Wednesday: The debate will be broken up into four segments and will include three commercial breaks. There will be no opening statements.

Candidates will have 75 seconds to answers questions posed to them and 45 seconds for follow-ups at the moderators’ discretion. Candidates should be able to respond if they’re referred to by name by another candidate, but that will be at the moderators’ discretion, the announcement said.

Candidates will have one minute and 15 seconds for closing arguments.

The announcement about balanced speaking time comes after sizable differences in the amount of time the candidates had to talk during the previous four debates. In October’s debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren got the most speaking time, with just under 23 minutes’ worth, while billionaire activist Tom Steyer got the least, at just over seven minutes, according to a New York Times review.

The participating candidates and the podium lineup will be announced at a later date.

The debate features four moderators: Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”; Andrea Mitchell, host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News’ White House correspondent; and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.

The 10 candidates who appear to have qualified are Warren; Steyer; former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; entrepreneur Andrew Yang; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn; and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

Gabbard hit the final poll needed to make the debate stage on Wednesday, according to NBC News’ unofficial count. The deadline for candidates to qualify is one week before the debate.

The debate will air live exclusively on MSNBC from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. It will also stream on MSNBC.com and Washingtonpost.com as well as across mobile devices through NBC News’ and The Washington Post’s mobile apps.

Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

2019 JUN 26 – TOPLINES: Integrity, ideas, substance, solutions

  • The American people saw leadership on stage tonight. They saw candidates who are laser-focused on the future. And they saw the beginning of the end of the chaos and incompetence of the Trump presidency.

  • The contrast with Donald Trump was clear: this debate focused on the issues people care about. We didn’t hear candidates talk about hand-size. They talked about:

    • Health care

    • Economy

    • Climate Change

    • Immigration

    • Women’s reproductive rights

  • What Americans will take away is that the Democratic Party has their back.

  • No matter which one of our exceptional candidates makes it to the mountaintop, people know they’ll have a leader they can trust.

  • Any candidate on that stage would be a better president than Donald Trump.


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Democratic Debates 2019

Debate Announcement

  • The DNC announced the twenty candidates that have been invited to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate, and NBC announced who will appear on which night.

    • Night 1: Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, Elizabeth Warren

    • Night 2: Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang

  • The first debate will take place over two back-to-back nights at 9 p.m. ET on June 26 and 27, 2019, in Miami, Florida.

  • The debate will be broadcast in prime time on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo, and will be streamed online for free on a variety of digital and social platforms.

  • The DNC and its media partner have committed to a system for selecting candidates for each night that ensures both nights have equal potential for high viewership.

  • Candidates were divided over two nights through random selection by our media partner. The random selection was divided into two groups – those polling at 2% or above and those under 2%.

More information on qualifying for the debate:

  • The DNC is committed to an inclusive and fair approach to setting the criteria for debate qualification, and it has taken unprecedented steps to ensure that this historically large field of candidates gets the opportunity to make their case on the debate stage to a wide audience.

  • The DNC’s qualification criteria is extremely generous – along with a low polling threshold of 1% in three polls, we included a new path for candidates through grassroots fundraising.

  • This grassroots fundraising requirement measures a candidate’s strength with small-dollar donors. It reflects a candidate’s grassroots support.

  • Setting this benchmark for campaigns encourages and rewards them for engaging in work that the DNC believes they absolutely must do in order to beat Donald Trump.

Candidate Debate: 2018 APR 30

The Hall County Democrats announced that they are hosting a debate on Monday, 2018 April 30 at 6:00 PM for the two 9th Congressional District Democratic candidates, Josh McCall and David Cooper.   A few questions also will be included for the two Democratic candidates running for State House District 30, Patrick Anderson and Alana Watkins.  The debate will be at the Gainesville Civic Center at 830 Green Street, NE, in Gainesville, Georgia.

Read more at GainesvilleTimes.com, click here.

Source: The Ladies of the 9th District Democratic Women’s Network