Here's who will be onstage for the January Democratic presidential debate in Iowa and how to watch it
- On January 14, CNN and the Des Moines Register will co-host the seventh Democratic presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
- In order to qualify for the January debate, candidates must secure 225,000 unique donors and earn 5% in four DNC-approved national polls or 7% in two DNC-approved early state polls.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have qualified for the January debate so far.
- The January debate will be broadcast on CNN, CNN International, and CNN En Espanõl, and likely streamed on CNN.com and desmoinesregister.com as well.
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On January 14, CNN and the Des Moines Register is scheduled to co-host the seventh Democratic presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Democratic National Committee announced they will hold four Democratic debates in each of the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina between January 14 and February 25. The primary season will kick off with the Iowa caucus on February 3.
In order to qualify for the January debate, candidates must secure 225,000 unique donors and earn 5% in four DNC-approved national polls or 7% in two DNC-approved early state polls released between November 16 and January 10.
Three of the five Democratic presidential contenders who have qualified for the January debate are current US Senators who will serve as jurors in the trial.
Who will be on stage:
So far, these five candidates have qualified for the January debate, according to Politico's tracker of qualifying debate polls:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
The dearth of primary polling over the holiday season puts both in serious danger of not reaching the poll requirement in the next 10 days, meaning the January debate could be the first primary debate this cycle without any candidates of color on stage.
While billionaire financier and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg has four qualifying polls, he is entirely self-funding his campaign and not soliciting donations, meaning he will almost certainly miss the grassroots fundraising requirement.
The debate's hosts and start time will be announced at a later time.
How to watch:
The January debate will be broadcast on CNN, CNN International, and CNN En Espanõl, and likely streamed on CNN.com and desmoinesregister.com as well.
Like previous CNN debates, it will also likely be streamed on all CNN iOS, Android, Apple, Roku, and Chromecast apps.
When are the February debates?
The DNC has announced the dates, locations, and hosts for the three subsequent primary debates in February, but not the qualification requirements.
- Friday, February 7: ABC News and WMUR-TV in partnership with Apple News will host the eighth debate at St. Anslem's College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
- Wednesday, February 19: MSNBC and The Nevada Independent will host the ninth debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Tuesday, February 25: CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in partnership with Twitter will host the tenth debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina.