Several Democrats have ended their presidential campaigns after failing to attract enough support from Democratic voters. But the primary field is not contracting. Concerns about the political strength of the current field has triggered at least two more Democrats to consider bids. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced his campaign last week, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made moves toward an eleventh-hour bid for the party’s nomination. It is unclear if Patrick or Bloomberg will reach the DNC thresholds for the December debate.
In addition to airing on local PBS stations, the debate will air exclusively on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español, and stream on CNN.com’s homepage, PBS.com’s home page, and Politico.com’s homepage. In addition, the debate will be available across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV and SiriusXM Channels 116, 454, 795.
The DNC stated last year it plans to convene 12 Democratic debates in the 2019-2020 presidential election cycle — six in this current year and six next year. CNN’s live simulcast of the “PBS NewsHour & POLITICO Democratic Debate” will be the third presidential debate CNN has aired this year.