After 10 Democratic presidential candidates argued over immigration and economic policy at Wednesday evening’s debate, another group of 10 candidates will take to the debate stage starting at 6 p.m. PT on Thursday.
Thursday’s debate will include frontrunners like Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with well-known candidates like Sen. Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
With so many candidates running in the Democratic presidential primary, the event has been split up into two nights, with 10 candidates per debate. NBC News will host the second night’s debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. It will be moderated by the same team as Wednesday’s debate: NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, and Chuck Todd, along with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Telemundo’s José Diaz-Balart.
Here’s what you need to know about the first round of Democratic primary debates.
How do I watch the debate online?
NBC will livestream the debate on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. You can watch a livestream of the debate above starting at 6 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 27. It is scheduled to last until 8 p.m. PT.
NBC also plans to livestream the debate for free on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News Mobile App ,and on its Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire Apps. The debate will also stream on Telemundo’s digital apps and platforms.
If you choose to go the traditional TV route, the debate will air live on NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo starting at 6 p.m. PT.
How can I watch the first night’s debate?
NBC News has Wednesday night’s complete two-hour debate archived on YouTube. You can watch that debate below:
Which candidates will be at each debate?
NBC randomly split up the candidates between the two nights, meaning you won’t get to see the Joe Biden-Elizabeth Warren matchup you might have been hoping for.
The Wednesday night debate featured:
- Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro
- Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas)
- Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)
- Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City
- Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn)
- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
The Thursday night debate will feature:
- Author and activist Marianne Williamson
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
- Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
- Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
Biden, Sanders, and Warren are the current frontrunners in the race, according to Real Clear Politics averages of national polling, though a stellar debate performance could give any candidate a significant boost.
What will they talk about?
Wednesday night’s debate focused on immigration, economic policy, and health care. Expect moderators to ask similar questions throughout the second night’s debate.
We’ll be watching for any mentions of how the candidates’ policy proposals would impact tech. Warren in particular has been forceful in calling for breaking up the country’s biggest tech companies, including Amazon, Google, and Facebook. She’s not alone in scrutinizing those companies: The House of Representatives began an antitrust investigation into Big Tech earlier in June.
When is the next debate?
CNN will host the second round of Democratic primary debates, which will also be held over the course of two nights: July 30 and 31. After that, ABC and Univision will hold the third round on September 12 and 13.
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