Tonight live from the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta it will be debate night for the 2020 Presidential Candidates Debate. It will be aired on MSNBC and co-sponsored by the Washington Post starting at 9 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m.
The moderators for tonight’s debate will be Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”; Andrea Mitchell, host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News’ White House correspondent; and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.
Here is the line-up for tonight’s debate.
- Joe Biden, former vice president
- Cory Booker, New Jersey senator
- Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana
- Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii representative
- Kamala Harris, California senator
- Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota senator
- Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator
- Tom Steyer, businessman
- Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator
- Andrew Yang, entrepreneur
This is the fifth such debate in 2019 of the season and tonight ten candidates will make their pitch for your vote.
Three candidates will not be on the stage tonight starting with former Housing Secretary Julián Castro along with former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick who just tossed his hat into the ring while former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is looking at joining the already large field. They will not be on the stage in Atlanta and for now it does not seem that either man will be on the stage tonight.
The debate will be broken up into four segments and will include three commercial breaks. There will be no opening statements.
Candidates will have 75 seconds to answers questions posed to them and 45 seconds for follow-ups at the moderators’ discretion. Candidates should be able to respond if they’re referred to by name by another candidate, but that will be at the moderators’ discretion, the announcement said.