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Dear DNC Member,

I hope that you've had a great month of July so far!  Last night, the DNC announced the list of the Democratic candidates that met the threshold to participate in the Democratic primary debate. You can find the list of candidates and other details regarding the second Democratic presidential primary debate below.
Also, please make sure not to miss the random candidate debate night draw later tonight on CNN. The draw will be conducted live at 8:00 p.m. ET. As always, feel free to reach out to me or my office if you have any questions.

Yours,  Jason

Jason Rae Secretary Democratic National Committee   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    

DNC And CNN Announce Candidates Participating In Second Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Today, the DNC and CNN announced that 20 candidates have been invited to participate in the second Democratic presidential primary debate. Each candidate was invited based on the qualification criteria agreed to by the DNC and CNN in February.

To ensure both nights are balanced based on candidate support, the DNC and CNN have mutually agreed that a random draw will be conducted live tomorrow night at 8pm ET on CNN.

The DNC and CNN previously announced that the second debate will take place over two nights, on July 30 and 31 in Detroit, Michigan.

Based on the qualification criteria agreed to by the DNC and CNN and announced in February 2019, the following candidates have been invited to participate in the first primary debate:

Sen. Michael Bennet

Vice President Joe Biden*

Sen. Cory Booker*

Gov. Steve Bullock

Mayor Pete Buttigieg*

Sec. Julian Castro*

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Rep. John Delaney

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard*

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand*

Sen. Kamala Harris*

Gov. John Hickenlooper

Gov. Jay Inslee*

Sen. Amy Klobuchar*

Rep. Beto O’Rourke*

Rep. Tim Ryan

Sen. Bernie Sanders*

Sen. Elizabeth Warren*

Ms. Marianne Williamson*

Mr. Andrew Yang*

* Candidates marked by an asterisk qualified through both polling and grassroots fundraising thresholds. The remaining candidates qualified through polling only.

The debates will be broadcast in the U.S. on CNN and around the world on CNN platforms; CNN SiriusXM Channels 116, 454,795; and the Westwood One Radio Network. 

CNN’s debates will stream live in their entirety, without requiring log–in to a cable provider, exclusively to’s homepage, across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV. The full debate nights will be available exclusively the day following the airing on demand via cable/satellite systems, on CNNgo (at on your desktop, smartphone, and tablets, and via CNNgo OTT apps), and CNN mobile apps on iOS and Android.

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