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NBC Announces Lineup Of Upcoming Democratic Debates In Miami

Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden at the Miami Book Fair in 2017.
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Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden at the Miami Book Fair in 2017.

We now know which Democratic presidential candidates will face off during the upcoming debates in Miami. NBC announced  the matchups Friday, which were decided by drawing names in New York City.

The Democratic Party's first debates ahead of the 2020 presidental primary will be held on June 26 and 27 at the Adrienne Arsht Center. They will be broadcast live by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. both nights, and on NBC and Telemundo’s digital platforms.  

The lineup announcement comes a day after the released the names of the candidates that either raised enough money or did well enough in three polls to qualify. Ten candidates will participate each night. 

Candidates debating on the night of June 26:New JerseySen. Cory Booker; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Fmr. Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Minnesota Sen. AmyKlobuchar; Fmr. Maryland Rep. John Delaney; Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; Fmr.Housing Secretary Julián Castro; Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. 

Candidates debating on the night of June 27:Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; California Sen. Kamala Harris; Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet; Author Marianne Williamson; California Rep. Eric Swalwell; New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Entrepreneur Andrew Yang; and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Caitie Switalski is a rising senior at the University of Florida. She's worked for WFSU-FM in Tallahassee as an intern and reporter. When she's in Gainesville for school, Caitie is an anchor and producer for local Morning Edition content at WUFT-FM, as well as a digital editor for the station's website. Her favorite stories are politically driven, about how politicians, laws and policies effect local communities. Once she graduates with a dual degree in Journalism and English,Caitiehopes to make a career continuing to report and produce for NPR stations in the sunshine state. When she's not following what's happening with changing laws, you can catchCaitielounging in local coffee shops, at the beach, or watching Love Actually for the hundredth time.
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