The Democratic National Committee Thursday announced the 20 presidential candidates who qualified for the party’s first primary debate, which will be held on June 26 and 27.
Many of the lesser-known, poorly polling candidates like Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) managed to make the debate, which requires either 65,000 unique donors, with a minimum of 200 donors from 20 different states, or one percent in the polls. Joining Swalwell in the long shot category are Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, author Marianne Williamson, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Other candidates invited to the event include:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
- Sen. Kamala Harris of California
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- Former Texas State Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke
- South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam, and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts did not make the cut.
Gravel assured his supporters on Twitter that he is on track to make the next debate in July.
“State of the
#Gravelanche: folks, due to weeks of pollsters not including us, we won’t be on stage for the June debate. However, with 48,000 donors and rising, and with Mike now included on every poll in the past few weeks, with your support we are on track for the July debate,” he said.
State of the #Gravelanche: folks, due to weeks of pollsters not including us, we won't be on stage for the June debate. However, with 48,000 donors and rising, and with Mike now included on every poll in the past few weeks, with your support we are on track for the July debate.
— Mike Gravel (@MikeGravel) June 13, 2019
NBC and Telemundo will host the debate in Miami.
“Ten candidates at a time will appear on stage, but the lineup for each night has not been determined, nor has where the candidates will stand. Both nights will have the same format, NBC News previously announced. It is the first of 12 primary debates the DNC has planned.”
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Presidential Debates Set to Ignore National Security, Immigration, and Second Amendment
Ignoring the issues important to Americans.
The 2020 presidential debates are now guaranteed to ignore the critical national political topics of immigration and the Second Amendment, with only a passing discussion on national security.
In a remarkably biased favor to the Joe Biden campaign, moderator Kristen Welker de-emphasized foreign policy as a planned topic of the third debate, structuring it around a reliable list of leftist-friendly topics. The planned topics are the pandemic, race relations, climate change, national security & “leadership,” a colored term for Welker castigating the President over what she sees as mean tweets.
SV News has reported that Welker has scrapped foreign policy questions alltogether after the revelation of Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings involving his father with Burisma.
JUST IN: Presidential Debate Commission ditches foreign policy topic from debate, following Hunter Biden email scandal.
— SV News 🚨 (@SVNewsAlerts) October 19, 2020
The third (de facto second) presidential debate will include yet another segment on “Race in America,” in which a leftist moderator will harangue the President on the existence of supposed “white supremacist” groups and demand the bow to the elitist lie of “white privilege.”
Immigration was entirely ignored during the first presidential debate, and it seems more than likely that it’ll be swept under the rug during this one, unless President Trump goes out of the way to mention his policy accomplishments on the matter. The Second Amendment has been wholly ignored, as well.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien penned a letter to what he termed the BDC (Biden Debate Commission) questioning as to why the traditional focus on foreign policy in the third presidential debate was being replaced, at the very moment Hunter Biden’s highly suspicious personal foreign business dealings have been placed under scrutiny.
Our letter to the BDC (Biden Debate Commission) pic.twitter.com/ZsY5JfMbT7
— BillStepien (@BillStepien) October 19, 2020
More than 50% of American citizens describe both these issues as “very important” in recent polling- more so than climate change and “race and ethnic inequality.” Yet, seemingly endless racial conversations have been featured at both presidential debates, and expounded upon at length at both electoral town halls last week.
Joe Biden has promised that he will not deport any illegal aliens, except for those convicted of violent felonies. This would represent a dramatic repudiation of American immigration law in itself, and could lead to truly massive new levels of illegal immigration. This stands to be totally ignored in the debate process.
It’s time to scrap the biased Commission on Presidential Debates. These events should be conducted with one liberal journalist and one conservative journalist, as opposed to corporate news hacks who masquerade as “neutral” while arranging a leisurely walk in the park for the pro-establishment Democrat candidate.
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