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CNN announced the lineups Thursday for the second round of Democratic primary debates, scheduled to take place on July 30 and 31 in Detroit.

CNN and the Democratic National Committee notified the 20 candidates on Wednesday evening that they had been selected for this month’s debates. The network conducted a live drawing Thursday to determine the lineups for each night.

Read the lineups below.

Night 1:

  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
  • South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Former Rep. John Delaney (Md.)
  • Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)
  • Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas)
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)
  • Author Marianne Williamson

Night 2:

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.)
  • Former Vice President and former Sen. Joe Biden (Del.)
  • Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.)
  • Former Housing Secretary and former San Antonio, Texas, Mayor Julián Castro
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii)
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.)
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.)
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

There are 25 candidates running in one of the largest and most diverse Democratic fields in recent history. The DNC said in February that it would cap the June and July debates at 20 candidates and announced qualifications they would have to meet to participate. Candidates needed to reach 1% support in at least three separate, approved polls — or raise money from at least 65,000 unique donors.

As of this week, 14 candidates had met both thresholds, while six had met just the polling goal, according to ABC. One candidate, former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, said last Friday that he had reached the grassroots fundraising threshold.

Gravel, along with Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam, Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.), former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and philanthropist Tom Steyer, will not appear in this month’s debates.

The DNC said in May that it was adjusting the qualification requirements for the third round of Democratic debates, scheduled for mid-September. For those debates, candidates will need to raise money from at least 130,000 unique donors from 20 states and reach at least 2% support in four approved state or national polls.

In the first of two June debates, Booker, Castro, de Blasio, Delaney, Gabbard, Inslee, Klobuchar, O’Rourke, Ryan and Warren faced off on a relatively tame first night.

The second night featured Bennet, Biden, Buttigieg, Gillibrand, Harris, Hickenlooper, Sanders, Wang and Williamson. Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.), who has since dropped out of the race, also participated in that debate.

The night included several tense exchanges, including one between Biden and Harris over the former vice president’s record on racial segregation.



  1. Ronald Moscatello

    July 18, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    A pack of moron’s.

    • Sam

      July 18, 2019 at 11:40 pm

      I wouldn’t give a plug nickel for the bunch of these assholes.

      God help us all if they ever get in power again…

    • Blkojo

      July 19, 2019 at 12:01 am

      That would be “morons”. If you are going to call others such a name at least learn how to spell. The fucking irony…….

      • Len

        July 19, 2019 at 6:59 am

        Spelling was correct…just a mistake with an apostrophe, you moron! Not the end of the fucking world, asshole!

        • Blkojo

          July 19, 2019 at 8:45 am

          Len is triggered…and incorrect on ALL accounts. Thanks though Len, we have some parting gifts for you over on the formica counter.

          • Len

            July 19, 2019 at 1:45 pm

            Piss off asshole! You should get a life instead of pointing out someone’s grammatical error. Smug bitch!

      • Liz

        July 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm

        Oh shit…. it’s the grammar police!!! What a douche!!!

        • Liz

          July 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm

          That’s for you blkojo! It’s a douche that needs to point out other people’s typos.

  2. RuBeN

    July 18, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    To me, the lineups make no difference at all. I won’t watch.

  3. Mitch D.

    July 18, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    My god, what a collection of losers.

  4. LST

    July 18, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I won’t be watching this shit, I don’t need my nice TV ruined with a ton of bullshit spewed out of 20 assholes. I’d rather watch paint dry.

  5. Robert Gray

    July 19, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I don’t normally plan that far ahead but I know I won’t be watching CNN on those nights. You can only take so much BS from the clowns.

  6. Paul Otts

    July 19, 2019 at 1:05 am

    I can’t wait to see all those clowns climb out of that little car.

  7. Proud vet

    July 19, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Why would anyone want to watch the media which is an arm of the Communist Party alias CNN Communist news network sponsored the BAIT that was probably read start with, after all CNN just put an article today about trump 2020 HATE, because he spoke the truth I guess the communist a.k.a. Democrat party,Which all should be in prison for aiding in abetting these four women that should’ve been tried and convicted for treason and given the gas chamber! After all we’ve had many men and women die in this country for this country fighting wars against what we have worse going on here in our own government while the FBI standby because there are hordes of the one world order money letting the communist a.k.a. Party act as if they were the Democrat party well they destroy this country.

  8. Joe

    July 19, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I heard that beto had a 0 % , so how did he make the cut

  9. Tom

    July 19, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Typical Libs/Democrats— they can’t live by the rules, even when they are their own… this is a bunch of circus clowns, with CNN throwing softball questions…

    My question: How do you intend to deal with the squad of 4?

  10. MissD

    July 19, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Won’t be watching them eat each other alive … should be real interesting… the gloves are on ! Wasting their time and taxpayers $ ! Trump will win in a landslide!!! TRUMP 2020. There’s not ONE of these leftist loonies I would give a penny to ! Screw ALL Democrats!!! Wake up folks … the party of promises JUST to get your vote !

  11. William

    July 19, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Circus side show.

  12. Joel Johnston

    July 20, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Oh yes, two nights of loser fest! They are all winners in their own minds.

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