Aug 21, 2019

ABC releases new details for 3rd Democratic debate in Houston

Julián Castro, Cory Booker, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on July 31 debate night. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

ABC News, in partnership with Univision, announced on Wednesday the network will host the 3rd Democratic primary debate on Sept. 12, featuring 4 moderators in Houston, Texas.

Details: The debate will take place over 2 nights — Sept. 12 and 13 — if more than 10 candidates qualify — but so far, only 10 have made the cut. September's debate will be hosted at Texas Southern University, a historically black university. The 4 moderators are: ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.

Candidates who have qualified:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • Sen. Cory Booker
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro
  • Sen. Kamala Harris
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

The third round of debates will air on ABC, Univision with Spanish translation, and ABC News Live. It will also be streamable on the ABCNews.com website and apps, Hulu Live, The Roku Channel, Facebook Watch, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube, Apple News and Twitter.

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The 2020 candidates who have qualified for the next Democratic debate

Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren. Photos: Scott Olson/Getty Images, Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images, and Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The fourth round of Democratic debates will be held on Oct. 15 in Westerville, Ohio, with 12 candidates onstage, making it the biggest single-night debate to date. 

How it works: This debate had the same requirements as September's. Qualifying candidates must have reached 2% in 4 DNC-approved polls and drawn 130,000 unique donors — including 400 donors in 20 different states. Oct. 1 was the final day to make the cut.

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CNN to host 2020 town hall on LGBTQ issues

Amy Klobuchar listens while Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Democratic presidential debate July 30. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

CNN released new details Wednesday on its upcoming 2020 Democratic town hall on LGBTQ issues, hosted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The event will take place on Oct. 10, 5 days before the 4th round of primary debates.

Catch up quick: So far, 9 candidates will attend. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former tech executive Andrew Yang declined to participate, citing scheduling conflicts, CNN reports. Candidates are eligible to attend if they meet DNC qualifications for October's primary debates.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Sep 18, 2019

Enthusiasm for Elizabeth Warren surges in new 2020 poll

Elizabeth Warren speaks during a rally in Washington Square Park in New York City, Sept. 16. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has surged 6% since July in a new WSJ/NBC poll of 506 Democratic primary voters, breaking out from the rest of the field to secure her spot in 2nd place (25%) behind former Vice President Joe Biden (31%).

The big picture: Despite polling behind Biden in the overall horserace, Warren led the pack when voters were asked which candidates they feel "enthusiastic" about. The poll shows her enthusiasm figures have grown from 20% in March to 35% in September, while Biden has dropped from 33% to 23%. On Monday night, Warren drew her largest campaign rally crowd of the 2020 cycle when over 20,000 people came out to New York City's Washington Square Park.

Go deeperArrowSep 17, 2019