Where To Watch The Second Round Of Democratic Debates This Week
It’s the second round of CNN’s Democratic debates for the 2020 presidential race, and perhaps the last chance for lesser-known candidates to make a name for themselves. (The eligibility requirements for the next round of debates in September are much stricter.)
But for now, the lineup for this week’s debates is pretty much the same as last time, apart from one shake-up—the representative from California, Eric Swalwell, dropped out of the race in early July, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock qualified for this round of debates after not making the first. And although most of the debaters are the same, there’s a slight change-up when it comes to who’s debating who on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will face off for the first time on Tuesday night, alongside eight other candidates. On Wednesday night, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Sen. Cory Booker will be among the 10 candidates featured.
Of course, this is D.C., so a bevy of restaurants and bars will be hosting watch parties. Here are some places to catch the debate this week:
Catch two nights of Democratic debate watch parties at two different D.C. bars with Politico’s Hip-Politics podcast, HBCU Collective, D.C. Young Democrats, and X 10 Friends. The watch party takes place at 1015 Lounge on Tuesday, complete with 15 HD screens, happy hour drink specials all night, and a kitchen that’s open late. On Wednesday, head over to BARCODE, where you can expect 10 HD screens and one projector screen, as well as happy hour drink specials all night and a kitchen open late. There’s also going to be a DJ before and after the debates on both nights. (1015 Lounge, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m., and BARCODE, Wednesday, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., RSVP required online for both)
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