The July Democratic Debate Is Set


Do you have the July debates on your calendar? If not, get Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 in there. The debates will be broadcast on CNN.

Yesterday, CNN released which candidates would be speaking on which night. As for how the candidates qualified for the July debates, NPR has a nice summary HERE. For those of you who watched the June debates, essentially the only change in the lineup is that Montana Governor Steve Bullock replaced Representative Eric Swalwell, who dropped out of the race.

Here’s a useful graphic:


I’m curious to see how the hosts at CNN try to wrangle this large field of candidates and if they succeed in getting voters information they need to make informed choices.

In the meantime, do check out my 2020 Democratic candidate guides to learn more about them in between debates.

One thing the network seems to have missed entirely is that they put all of the candidates of color on the same evening. (Eye roll.) My hat goes off to the several folks on Twitter who caught that detail.

Finally, in an attempt to bring some levity into this, I noticed folks on Twitter experimenting with what emoji one would use to describe each candidate. Here’s one version of that tongue-in-cheek conversation:


I’m curious — what emojis would you change?

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