2016 Democratic Primary Debate Schedule Announced


The Democratic National Committee released the 2016 Democratic Primary Debate Schedule today:

Here is the most up-to-date and complete schedule of the 2015 / 2016 Democratic Primary debates. These debates are between all the Democratic candidates running for President. The Democratic National Committee has announced six sanctioned debates which will begin in October of 2015.

* = Tentative date, not confirmed

The DNC said on Thursday that to qualify for a debate, candidates must poll at least 1 percent in three credible national polls within the six weeks prior to the debate.

The current candidates are former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, and former Rhode Island Sen. and Gov. Lincoln Chafee.