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Westerville To Host Next Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Democratic candidates on stage at a presidential primary debate at Texas Southern University on Sept. 12, 2019.
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Associated Press
Democratic candidates on stage at a presidential primary debate at Texas Southern University on Sept. 12, 2019.

The Democratic National Committee announced that the next Democratic presidential debate will be held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

CNN and the New York Times will co-host on October 15, with the possibility that a second night may be added.

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett and the New York Times' Marc Lacey will moderate.

In their announcement Friday, the DNC says candidates must have a 2% polling threshold in four DNC-approved polls and at least 130,000 unique donors, including 400 per state from at least 20 states, to qualify.

As for Friday afternoon, the broadcaster says 11 candidates report they've met the qualifications. That includes:

  • Joe Biden
  • Cory Booker
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Julián Castro
  • Kamala Harris
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Beto O'Rourke
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Tom Steyer
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Andrew Yang