On Tuesday night, the top dozen Democratic candidates are set to appear at the party’s fourth 2020 primary debate, set at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. The debate, co-hosted by CNN and The New York Times, will be broadcast on CNN and streamed online at www.cnn.com and www.nytimes.com, as well as on the outlets’ apps.
The candidates are:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. …
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- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas
- Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Businessman Andrew Yang
- … and (deep breath) businessman Tom Steyer.
The number of candidates onstage appears to be the largest ever in a primary debate, which is likely to irritate and bewilder many undecided Democratic voters who have been hoping the massive field might narrow to a more manageable number. Especially because last month’s debate featured only — “only” — 10 candidates.