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CNN, New York Times to Host Next Presidential Debate

Sep 13, 2019  •  Post A Comment

CNN and The New York Times announced Friday that they will jointly host the next Democratic presidential debate, set to take place at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 15.

The Hill reports that the debate will feature 11 candidates who have already been announced as meeting the qualifications for the event.

“A second debate night will be scheduled if more candidates meet the polling threshold by Oct. 2, according to a press release from CNN,” The Hill adds.

The October debate will be moderated by CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett and New York Times national editor Marc Lacey. Cooper and Burnett sat out the first debate, which was hosted by CNN and moderated by anchors Jake Tapper and Don Lemon along with chief political correspondent Dana Bash.

“The Democratic National Committee (DNC) criteria for participating in the next debate includes a 2 percent polling threshold in four DNC-approved polls and at least 130,000 unique donors, including 400 donors each from at least 20 states,” The Hill notes. “So far, 11 candidates have met the criteria, including billionaire Tom Steyer, who did not qualify for Thursday night’s debate.”

The other candidates scheduled to take part in the October debate are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and businessman Andrew Yang.

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