Oct 11, 2019

2020 general election debate schedule announced

A presidential debate being filmed in Las Vegas. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday revealed the 2020 general election debate schedule and locations, as well as details on the vice presidential debate.

Details: Each debate will begin at 9 pm ET, and have a 90-minute runtime with no commercial breaks. The commission will announce the particulars about next year's general election debates, including format and moderators, in 2020.

The schedule:

  • September 29: University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Ind.
  • October 7: Vice presidential debate University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • October 15: University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • October 22: Belmont University; Nashville, Tenn.

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All the qualifiers for November's Democratic debate

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The November Democratic primary debates, hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, are scheduled to take place in Georgia on Nov. 20. Ten presidential candidates qualified to appear on stage, leaving former HUD Secretary Julián Castro as the notable exception.

How it works: Each candidate needed to hit 3% in at least four accepted polls to qualify, or 5% in two single-state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and/or Nevada. Candidate were also required to attract 165,000 unique donors and a minimum of 600 unique donors per state in at least 20 states.

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Podcast: Democratic debate dust-up

Dan and Axios' Alexi McCammond dig into last night's Democratic presidential debate, in which big tech was a top topic and Elizabeth Warren was the clear front-runner.

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Who has qualified for the December Democratic debate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders at the November debate in Atlanta. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Seven candidates qualified for the sixth Democratic 2020 presidential debate, scheduled for Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Driving the news: All qualifying candidates have said on Twitter they won't attend the debate unless the host, Loyola Marymount University, reaches a deal with its workers in an ongoing labor dispute.

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