MIAMI — The Democratic presidential primary debates begin Wednesday with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee among the first 10 candidates going head-to-head in Miami as the 2020 presidential election season gets underway.
Inslee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and six others will likely face questions on border security, health care and climate change on the first night of the two-night event.
Inslee is building his 2020 campaign around climate action, arguing he's the only Democrat in a large field pledging to make the issue the federal government's top priority.
The governor, who launched his campaign in March, already has called for the nation's entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030, with an overall net-zero emissions economy by 2045.
Here’s what to know about and how to watch Wednesday’s Democratic debate.
When and where is the debate being held?
The debate will be broken up into two nights with 10 candidates on the stage to debate each night. The debates will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
Who will be on the stage on Wednesday?
Here is the lineup for Wednesday’s debate:
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas
Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
Where will they stand onstage?
The candidates will stand from left to right in this order – de Blasio, Ryan, Castro, Booker, Warren, O’Rourke, Klobuchar, Gabbard, Inslee, Delaney.
Who will be asking the questions at the debate?
Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debate. Holt, Guthrie and Diaz-Balart will moderate the first hour, with Holt, Todd and Maddow asking questions in the second hour.
How can I watch the debate?
The debate will air on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.
What time wil it be on?
The debate will air from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Where can I watch the livestream?
Here is the livestream link of the debate from YouTube
Below is a look back at Inslee's career from KIRO Senior Political Reporter Essex Porter:
Below is team coverage of Inslee's announcement earlier this year.
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