Yep…some national politics from Scott E’s Blog. The first 2020 presidential Democratic debate will take place on June 26 and June 27 in Miami.

The two-night event is hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, and will air live across all three from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m ET both nights.

Here is the lineups for each debate:

The first group appearing on Wednesday, June 26 is: (and where they are polling right now – top 10)

  • Booker – 7th
  • Warren – 3rd
  • O’Rourke – 6th
  • Klobuchar – 8th
  • Delaney
  • Gabbard
  • Castro – 9th
  • Ryan
  • de Blasio
  • Inslee

The second group appearing on Thursday, June 27 is: (and where they are polling right now – top 10)

  • Sanders – 2nd
  • Harris – 5th
  • Biden – 1st
  • Buttigieg – 4th
  • Bennet
  • Williamson
  • Swalwell
  • Gillibrand
  • Yang – 10th
  • Hickenlooper

The groupings were decided by a random draw on Friday, June 14th.

Who got left out of these debates? Here is the list:

  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
  • Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts
  • Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida
  • Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska

There are a number of debate parties happening around the county. I may have some additional details on those events before the debates happen later in the month.

Keep up with the latest polling here:  https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/2020_democratic_presidential_nomination-6730.html

Scott E