The fifth installment of the 2020 Democratic Debate is tomorrow night, November 20th 2019 and will feature the Top Ten polling candidates.
The Debate is being held in Atlanta, Georgia at the new Tyler Perry Studios. The Debate will be approximately two hours in length and will begin at 9 PM Eastern Time. The debate will be broadcast on MSNBC. Unlike the other MSNBC Debates, this debate will NOT be simulcast on NBC Television. So you will need cable to view the debate on television. In addition, this debate will not be streamed for free on NBC News’ Youtube channel like the previous NBC/MSNBC Debates, so you do need to have access to MSNBC Television to watch the debate.
The Qualified Candidates are:
Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden (Delaware)
Senator Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts)
Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
Senator Kamala Harris (California)
Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN)
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang (New York)
Billionaire Tom Steyer (California)
Senator Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota)
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii)
This Means that Julian Castro, John Delaney and Tom Steyer will miss out and did not qualify for this month’s debate. Other minor candidates that did not qualify include Marianne Williamson, Michael Bennet, Steve Bullock, Wayne Messam, Deval Patrick and Joe Sestak.
The Democratic race is shaping up to have three main contenders, those being Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who all round out the top three in nearly every national poll. However, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has made significant gains, notably in Iowa, the nation’s first state to vote, and is not to be taken lightly.
While the former Vice President leads most national polls, many prediction markets view Elizabeth Warren as the current favorite to capture the nomination and take on President Trump next year.
All major candidates have dealt with their own scandals so far at this early point in the race, and it really is anyone’s race to win with no single candidate clearly separating themselves from the pack.