Watch the PBS NewsHour POLITICO Democratic Debate

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The sixth Democratic debate will be held on December 19, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and will be hosted by PBS NewsHour and POLITICO. *Post-show start time may change.

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Qualified Candidates

Candidates qualified for the debate by meeting Democratic National Committee polling and donation thresholds.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Former vice president

Age: 77

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Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Ind.

Age: 37

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Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar

U.S. senator from Minnesota

Age: 59

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Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

U.S. senator from Vermont

Age: 78

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Tom Steyer
Tom Steyer

Liberal activist and former hedge fund manager

Age: 62

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Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. senator from Massachusetts

Age: 70

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Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur

Age: 44

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Issue Guides

Here’s where the seven candidates participating in the PBS Newshour/POLITICO Democratic debate stand.

Medicare
Medicare for All

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Social Issues
Social Issues

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Moderators

Judy Woodruff, Amna Nawaz and Yamiche Alcindor from PBS NewsHour and Tim Alberta from POLITICO will moderate the Democratic presidential debate held Dec. 19 in Los Angeles.

Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, Nawaz is the organization’s senior national correspondent and Alcindor is its White House correspondent. Alberta is chief political correspondent at POLITICO. PBS and POLITICO are sponsoring the debate, and CNN will provide a simulcast.

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