Good evening, and welcome to NPI’s live coverage of the fifth Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 cycle.
NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the debate as it progresses.
MSNBC and The Washington Post the media partners for this DNC-sanctioned debate, which is expected to run two hours. The media partners have put together an all-female lineup of four moderators drawn from their newsrooms.
It consists of:
Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC; Andrea Mitchell, host of “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC and NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News’ White House correspondent; and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.
Tonight’s lineup of ten candidates is as follows:
- Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
- New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker
- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
- Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobouchar
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
- Billionaire Tom Steyer
- Hawaii U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard
Our live coverage begins below.