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All-female panel to moderate November Democratic primary debate
An all-female panel will moderate next month's Democratic presidential primary debate, MSNBC and The Washington post announced Wednesday.
The two outlets, which are hosting the Nov. 20 event, announced the moderators will be 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, Washington Post White House reporter. The event will have just the second all-female panel for a major political debate in U.S. history, according to The Post.
The debate will take place in Georgia, though the venue and exact format have still not yet been announced. The event is scheduled to air live on MSNBC and be streamed on MSNBC.com, The Post's website and both outlets' mobile apps from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The debate is expected to feature a smaller group than the 12-strong pack that appeared at this month's debate. So far, eight candidates have said they qualified for the November event: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
To make the debate stage next month, candidates have to amass support from at least 165,000 unique donors and register at least 3 percent in four qualifying polls or 5 percent in two early-state polls by Nov. 13 at 11:59 p.m.