LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 19: Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) Andrew Yang, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Tom Steyer await the start of the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University on December 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Seven candidates out of the crowded field qualified for the 6th and last Democratic presidential primary debate of 2019 hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Candidates are falling like dominoes in the 2020 presidential race, and only six qualified for Tuesday night’s seventh Democratic presidential debate.
The last before the Iowa caucus on February 3, this debate will be the smallest one so far — and the least diverse, with Sen. Cory Booker recently dropping out and neither Andrew Yang nor Rep. Tulsi Gabbard qualifying. (Anyone up for starting #DebateSoWhite?) This is sure to stir up questions about race and representation, and who should and should not be on the stage. Another conflict to watch for? On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a statement confirming reports that in a December 2018 meeting, Sen. Bernie Sanders told her a woman could not win the 2020 election. Will they keep their pledge not to go after each other?
The two-hour debate, co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register, is taking place at Drake University in Des Moines and is moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Abby Phillip, and the Register‘s Brianne Pfannenstiel. The participating candidates are Joe Biden, Sanders, Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and billionaire Tom Steyer. Ahead, we track all the key moments you need to know about.
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