The first official debate for the Democrats is coming up on June 26th and June 27th and with so many running, not everyone will be able to participate.
Steve Bullock, Seth Moulton, Wayne Messam, and Mike Gravel didn’t make the cut, which was determined by a random drawing by the DNC. Moulton doesn’t seem too upset, telling supporters in an e-mail, “I knew that getting in the race so late there was a strong chance I’d miss the first debate – and yes, I will. But fear not! I’m not losing any sleep over it, and neither should you.”
That leaves these twenty, who will battle it out over two days: Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Rep. John Delaney, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Kamala Harris, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Rep. Tim Ryan, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang.
Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Díaz-Balart will moderate.