Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation Questions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise MORE is open to having more presidential debates amid protests from her Democratic rivals that the number has been capped to tilt the race in her favor.

"I look forward to the debate next month, now just a month away. I will certainly show up anywhere the Democratic National Committee (DNC) tells us to show up," Clinton said Thursday afternoon on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

"I want us to have a good exchange of ideas and to make sure that Democratic voters, first, and then general voters to follow see exactly what we stand for."

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Clinton wouldn't explicitly call on the DNC to add debates when asked, telling Blitzer that the decision is the party's to make.

"They’ve made their decision, but I've made it clear that if they want to do more, I'm happy to do them," she said.

It was Clinton's first live television interview since starting her campaign.

The Democratic front-runner's poll numbers have slid since she hit the trail, and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Energy: EPA official steps down after indictment on ethics charges | Sanders to hold town hall on climate | Zinke slams 'environmental radicals' for fires Sanders to host town hall on climate change Sanders on 2020 White House bid: 'We're looking at it' MORE (I-Vt.) is narrowing the gap. The possibility of a bid by Vice President Biden has also increased as Democrats express concern about the fallout from Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State.

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley (Md.) is leading the charge for more debates, accusing the party of “facilitating a coronation” for Clinton in an August statement.

Sanders has also called for more chances to debate his fellow candidates.

The party plans to hold six debates during the primary season, compared to 26 during the 2008 cycle.

"Telling New Hampshire they can only have one before New Hampshire, telling Iowa only one day before Iowa — that's never happened before," O'Malley said Thursday morning on MSNBC's "The Rundown with José Diaz-Balart."

"And I think people find it insulting. It's beneath us as a party."