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Democrats prepare for first presidential primary debate

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jun 26, 2019

Ten of the top 20 Democratic presidential candidates are preparing to take the stage for the first debate of the 2020 campaign Wednesday evening in Miami.

Each is hoping to capture the public’s eye.

“If you’re a lesser-known candidate, you have to make some kind of mark in this debate, because it will be a predicate for fundraising and media attention,” says Democratic pollster and strategist Brad Bannon.

Elizabeth Warren is surging in progressive polls.

She’ll visit the nation’s largest migrant shelter Wednesday before taking center stage with former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke and eight other candidates.

On Thursday, ten more candidates, including the heavy hitters in the polls – Biden, Sanders, Harris, and Buttigieg – will take the stage.

The NBC News presentation of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate will air live on KSBY from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27.

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The programming lineup after the debate on Wednesday is as follows:

  • 8 p.m. – Ellen’s Game of Games
  • 9 p.m. – Jeopardy!
  • 9:30 p.m. – Wheel of Fortune
  • 10 p.m. – Dateline
  • 11 p.m. – KSBY News