Presidential Race

Bernie Sanders Suspends His Presidential Campaign

NPR / Scott Detrow / August 8, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 presidential campaign Wednesday, bowing to the commanding delegate lead former Vice President Joe Biden established.

"I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth. And that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden, and the path toward victory is virtually impossible," Sanders told supporters in livestreamed remarks, shortly after he had broken the news to campaign staff...Read More.

Note: On March 19, 2020, Tulsi Gabbard dropped out of the 2020 race and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden.

Filed Democratic Presidential Candidates (at the time of the last debate)

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Below are the candidates that have withdrawn from the race for president:
Senator Michael Bennet (CO), former Mayor Michael Bloomberg (New York City, NY), Senator Cory Booker (NJ), former Governor Steve Bullock (MT), former Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN), former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Mayor Bill de Blasio (New York City, NY), former Congressman John Delaney (MD), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), former Senator Mike Gravel (AK), Senator Kamala Harris (CA), former Governor John Hickenlooper (CO), Governor Jay Inslee (WA), Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), Mayor Wayne Messam (Miramar, FL), Congressman Seth Moulton (MA), former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (TX), former Governor Deval Patrick (MA), Congressman Tim Ryan (OH), former Congressman Joe Sestak (PA), Tom Steyer, Representative Eric Swalwell (CA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA), Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang.

Previous Presidental Debates

Full videos of all presidential debates can be found here.

The Eleventh Debate Was Broadcast on March 15

The 11th Democratic presidential debate will take place at Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. CNN, Univision, and CHC BOLD will co-host the debate on March 15. Moderators will be Dana Bash, Jake Tapper, and Jorge Ramos. Participants in this debate has been reduced to these two candidates:

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The Last of Three Debates in February Was Broadcast on February 25

The 10th Democratic presidential debate will take place in Charleston, South Carolina at Gaillard Center. CBS and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host the debate on Feb. 25. Twitter and the South Carolina Democratic Party will be debate partners, the DNC said.

Aside from airing live on CBS and BET, the Feb. 25 debate also will be livestreamed on CBSN and other digital and social media platforms.

Seven candidates have qualified for this debate:

The CBS "Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell, the "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, the "Face The Nation" moderator and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, the chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, and the "60 Minutes" correspondent Bill Whitaker will moderate the South Carolina debate.

The Second of Three Debates in February Was Broadcast on February 19

The ninth presidential debate will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting at 7 p.m. MT, and will be hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and the digital news platform The Nevada Independent.

The moderators are: Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston, NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC anchor Lester Holt, Meet the Press moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and host of MSNBC Live Hallie Jackson and senior correspondent at Noticias Telemundo Vanessa Hauc.

The two-hour debate, which will air on NBC, MSNBC, and in Spanish on cable channel Universo, will also stream live on several online outlets.

These six candidates have qualified for this debate:

The First of Three Debates in February Was Broadcast on February 7

The eighth presidential debate will be held in the early voting state of New hampshire. Hosted by ABC, WMUR, and Apple News, the debate will be held on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. These seven candidates have qualified for this debate:

The Seventh Debate Was Broadcast on January 14

The last debate to be held before the Iowa caucuses will take place at 7 p.m. MT on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. It will be hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. These six candidates have qualified for this debate:

The Sixth Debate Was Broadcast on December 19

Seven Democratic candidates have qualified for the sixth presidential debate. Hosted by the PBSNewsHour and Politico, the debate will be moderated by Judy Woodruff, Tim Alberta, Amna Nawaz, and Yamiche Alcindor. It will take place at 6:00 p.m. MT on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The debate will be broadcast on PBS and simulcast on CNN.

The Fifth Debate Was Broadcast on November 20

The Democratic National Committee has announced the lineup for the fifth presidential debate. Hosted by the DNC, MSNBC and The Washington Post, it will take place at 7 p.m. MT on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Atlanta.

The presidential candidates who will share the stage, in alphabetical order:
Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.’ Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Billionaire activist Tom Steyer; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

The Fourth Debate Was Broadcast on October 15

The fourth presidential debate, hosted by CNN and the New York Times will air live on October 15, 2019 at 6 p.m. MT from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Twelve Democratic candidates will appear on the same stage for the debate: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.

The 3rd Debate Was Broadcast Sept. 12:

ABC Television scheduled the Third Presidential Debate for Sept. 12, 2019 during prime time on ABC & Univision. The debate was held in Houston at Texas Southern University, an historic Black college.

The moderators were George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Jorge Ramos.


The second 2020 Democratic primary debates were held on July 30 and 31 and broadcast on CNN. Once again, twenty candidates were chosen to debate, ten on each night.

The first debates of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president were held on two nights on MSNBC, NBC, and Telemundo. Twenty of the twenty-four candidates were chosen to debate, ten on each night.

These candidates did not make these debates:

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