- There will be two Democratic debates this week, one on Wednesday and one Thursday.
- Each debate will have 10 candidates and five moderators.
- Three different news networks will air the debates.
MIAMI – The first 2019 Democratic debate will air at 9 p.m ET and end at 11 p.m ET, and the second will occur Thursday, June 27 during the same time slot.
Both of the debates will air on NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. Telemundo will broadcast the debates in Spanish. There are plenty of online options to watch the debates as well. NBC News will air both of the debates live on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Each news site is expecting to broadcast the debates on their websites.
Both of the debates will be moderated by five hosts. From NBC News, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, and Chuck Todd will be present. Rachel Maddow from MSNBC and Telemundo’s José Diaz-Balart will also moderate the debate.
On Wednesday, these 10 candidates will debate on the issues:
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Beto O’Rourke
- Sen. Cory Booker
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Rep. Tim Ryan
- John Delaney
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
- Mayor Bill de Blasio
- Julián Castro
- Gov. Jay Inslee
Here are the 10 candidates who will be present at the second debate:
- Joe Biden
- Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Sen. Kamala Harris
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
- Sen Michael Bennet
- John Hickenlooper
- Rep. Eric Swalwell
- Andrew Yang
- Marianne Williamson
ElectionsOdds.com has learned the moderators are working with the DNC to come up with the questions. They want an “issue-focused” debate and not focus on spectacle. Recent news will likely be discussed.
Due to states creating anti-abortion laws, healthcare and abortions rights questions are expected. Bovada posted +350 odds for healthcare to be the initial question topic asked by the moderator during the first debate tonight. An increasing topic of late is slavery reparations. Although there is a large focus on the issue, Bovada has no odds that this question topic will be asked first.
News about the migrant camps and ICE are also on the rise. How to handle border security is a large issue for both Democrats and Republicans. Bovada has +1000 odds that wall/border security will be the first question asked by the Democratic debate moderator. Although the Green New Deal might be discussed, the DNC said that climate change will not be a focus of debate. Despite this, Bovada has +450 odds that a climate change question will be the first asked.