As the fall debate inches closer and the 2020 campaign rolls on, time will tell whether the mainstream media prefers one candidate over the others, but as Biden's camp alleged, the nomination could be tilted towards either Warren or Sanders. Warren, who as a Harvard law professor once challenged then-Sen. It's worth noting that the debate this month is estimated to last 30 minutes to an hour longer than the July debates. Candidates will have the opportunity to deliver opening statements, but there will be no closing statements. The debate will be held at Texas Southern University, a historically black university located in Houston, and will be televised on ABC and Univision (with a Spanish translation).
Moderators at the third Democratic presidential debate are David Muir, anchor and managing editor of ABC's "World News Tonight", George Stephanopoulos, chief anchor of ABC News, ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.
A live-stream of the debate will be available on this ABC station's website. In addition to being one of Biden's top challengers in polls, Warren has also had longstanding policy disagreements with Biden, dating back to a 2005 bill that made it more hard for people to file for bankruptcy. That will create an interesting dynamic, as the frontrunner will be in between the two major candidates who have eschewed big-dollar fundraising and who want to push the party much further to the left on economic issues.
Each candidate who qualified needed to receive 2% or more of support in at least four polls between June 28 and August 28 approved by the Democratic National Committee, and at least 130,000 unique donors, with there being 400 unique donors per state in at least 20 states. The October debates will be October 15 and 16. Given recent events, tonight's debate will include subjects like foreign policy, environmental protection, gun violence, and economic agendas.
If a candidate hasn't had a moment yet, they now have a chance to do something to gain attention and create a spark for their campaign before a large audience. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Corey Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Candidates have to reach the same criteria as Thursday's debate to qualify, but the field is already looking bigger.