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Democratic Presidential Candidates Attend First Debates Of 2020 Election
Posted at 8:00 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 21:10:23-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States gets started in earnest at 8 p.m. on NBC, including 41 Action News.

The first Democratic candidate debate, which will feature 10 of the 20 candidates who’ve entered the 2020 race, also will air on MSNBC and Telemundo in addition to live streams on Twitter and YouTube.

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NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt will moderate the debate from Miami.

The candidates for the first debate include Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and John Delaney.

Each candidate will have one minute to answer questions and 30 seconds for rebuttals. There will be no opening statements, but each candidate will be permitted a one-minute closing statement.

Savannah Guthrie of the “Today” show and Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo will join Holt for the first hour with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow appearing during the second hour.

There will be a second debate Thursday, featuring 10 more candidates among 24 who have declared for the race.

That group will include Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, MIchael Bennet and Eric Swalwell.