Sanders and Warren, Biden and Harris to meet on same stage in second set of Democratic presidential debates

Twenty candidates will debate Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit, Michigan, in the second set of Democratic presidential primary debates.
 
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will meet on the debate stage for the first time on Tuesday, July 30, along with Steve Bullock, Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, and Marianne Williamson.
 
On the second night, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will share center stage. Michael Bennet, Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, and Andrew Yang are also debating on Wednesday, July 31.
 
CNN’s Dana Bash, Don Lemon, and Jake Tapper will moderate the event. Unlike the June debates hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo, there will be no questions requiring a show of hands or one-word, down-the-line answers. Candidates who repeatedly interrupt other speakers will be penalized. Candidates will also be allowed to make opening and closing statements.
 
A third presidential debate is scheduled in Houston, Texas, on September 12-13, 2019. Candidates will need to receive 2 percent support or more in four national or early state polls and receive donations from at least 130,000 unique donors to qualify. Seven candidates have already crossed both thresholds: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Harris, O’Rourke, Sanders, and Warren.
 
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