First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate to Be Hosted in Miami by NBC News

Details on the venue, moderators, participants and timing will be announced at a later date

The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election will be held in Miami in June, NBC News announced Thursday.

The debate will take place on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. The events will be broadcast across NBC and MSNBC, as well as with real-time Spanish translations on Telemundo. Viewers in South Florida will be able to watch the debate on NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 on air and on their digital platforms. 

The debate will also be streamed for free across NBC News’ digital platforms, including,, NBC News Mobile App and other platforms, including Telemundo’s digital platforms.

According to the Democratic National Convention, lineups for the debate “will be determined at random to provide each candidate with a fair opportunity to make his or her case to a large, national audience.” So far, there are at least 15 people running for president in the Democratic party. 

Who’s Running for President in 2020?

The race for the 2020 presidential election is underway, and the field of Democratic candidates is packed. Those who have announced presidential bids include a vice president, senators, House members and three mayors. As for the GOP, a single Republican has announced his bid to challenge President Donald Trump for the party nomination: former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who ran for vice president (and lost) in 2016 on the Libertarian party ticket.

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Updated Nov. 20, 2019
Note: Incorrect information about Michael Bennet’s cancer diagnosis and titles for Joe Sestak and William Weld have been revised on July 29, 2019, 3:17 p.m. ET.
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Details on the venue, moderators and timing will be announced at a later date, the DNC said in a press release. 

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