CNN, NY Times to host next Democratic debate in October

CNN, NY Times to host next Democratic debate in October
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CNN and The New York Times will jointly host the next Democratic presidential debate in mid-October, the outlets announced Friday.

The debate will be held at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 15 and feature 11 candidates who have already been announced as meeting the qualifications for the debate stage.

A second debate night will be scheduled if more candidates meet the polling threshold by Oct. 2, according to a press release from CNN.

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News of who will host the next debate comes a day after the top 10 candidates in the crowded Democratic field appeared for the third debate in Houston, hosted by ABC News.

That event featured former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths MORE and Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSteyer endorses Biden for president Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats MORE (D-Mass.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' MORE (I-Vt.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths Harris, Ocasio-Cortez among Democrats calling for recurring direct payments in fourth coronavirus bill On The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns MORE (D-Calif.) all on stage together for the first time.

The fourth debate will be moderated by CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett and New York Times national editor Marc Lacey.

Cooper and Burnett did not moderate the first debate, which was hosted by CNN and moderated by anchors Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperPence reverses position barring coronavirus task force members from appearing on CNN: report Pence bars coronavirus task force members from appearing on CNN: report Tapper comes under criticism for George Conway retweet that Trump is '100% insane' MORE and Don LemonDon Carlton LemonTrump: 100 ventilators 'immediately' being sent to Colorado Megyn Kelly rips Don Lemon over Trump criticism: CNN 'still pretends he is an objective news anchor' News programs, game shows see spike in viewers amid pandemic MORE and chief political correspondent Dana BashDana BashThe Hill's 12:30 Report: McConnell, Pelosi at odds over next relief bill CNN's Tapper scolds Biden for not coughing into his elbow during live interview The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars MORE.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) criteria for participating in the next debate includes a 2 percent polling threshold in four DNC-approved polls and at least 130,000 unique donors, including 400 donors each from at least 20 states.

So far, 11 candidates have met the criteria, including billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerSteyer endorses Biden for president Progressive advocates propose T 'green stimulus' plan Candidates want data privacy rules, except for their own campaigns MORE, who did not qualify for Thursday night's debate.

Other candidates who are scheduled to participate in next month's event are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBiden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths Bipartisan lawmakers call for global 'wet markets' ban amid coronavirus crisis Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE (D-N.J.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats Sanders campaign adviser on what went right and what went wrong Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license Senators, bipartisan state officials press Congress for more election funds The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden faces tough task of uniting Democrats MORE (D-Minn.), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke slams Texas official who suggested grandparents risk their lives for economy during pandemic Hispanic Caucus campaign arm unveils non-Hispanic endorsements Five Latinas who could be Biden's running mate MORE (D-Texas), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Jack Dorsey committing billion to coronavirus relief efforts Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis MORE.

Updated at 2:42 p.m.