WASHINGTON – After weeks of all eyes on Iowa, it’s time for New Hampshire’s turn in the spotlight.
Seven Democratic presidential candidates are taking the debate state Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, at St. Anselm College’s Thomas F. Sullivan Arena.
The debate will be the first one since January, and will be the first one since issues surrounding the Iowa caucuses, where a winner has yet to be named. New Hampshire’s Democratic primary is Tuesday.
Here’s what to know about Friday’s debate:
When is the debate?
The debate will take place at 8 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET on Friday.
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How can I watch it?
ABC is co-hosting the debate along with local affiliate WMUR-TV, as well as Apple News. It will be livestreamed on the ABC app, ABC.com and can also be viewed through devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and AppleTV. The debate will also be livestreamed on Hulu for the first time, since Disney owns both ABC and Hulu.
Who qualified for the debate?
Here are the candidates that qualified for the debate.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
- Tom Steyer, billionaire political activist
- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
Several candidates did not qualify for the debate, including former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who decided to not compete in the four early states, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sen. Michael Bennet, who are both competing heavily in New Hampshire, also did not make the debate stage.
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Who are the moderators?
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Linsey Davis are set to moderate the debate. WMUR-TV’s Monica Hernandez and Adam Sexton will also be a part of the debate, delivering questions from voters.
This week has been wild
The debate follows a truly wild week, where a winner of Monday night’s Iowa caucuses has yet to be named.
Currently, Sanders and Buttigieg are neck-and-neck with 100% of precincts published, according to the Iowa Democratic Party. Despite no winner being named, Sanders on Thursday declared himself the winner during a press conference in New Hampshire, touting his lead in the popular vote.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez, however, publically called on the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass the results due to delayed reporting. In addition, as results slowly rickled in, the IDP has at times reported inaccurate information. The Sanders campaign late Thursday also released a list of more than 10 discrepencies in precinct delegate data.
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This debate also comes one day after Sanders surged in a new Monmouth University New Hampshire poll. Sanders is at 24% among Democratic voters and voters who said they are going to participate in the Democratic primary. Buttigeig followed at 20%, while Biden was at 17%. Warren is at 13% and Klobuchar is at 9%.
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