2020 Democratic Candidates

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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Members of the press await the candidates in the spin room following the second night of debates in Detroit.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

The second round of Democratic presidential hopefuls debated in Detroit Wednesday. WKAR’s Abigail Censky, was there and she joined Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney for a conversation about major themes of the final night of debates in Detroit.

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It's Night 2 of the Democratic debate in Detroit, airing on CNN beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The second set of 10 candidates is making their case as to why they should be the next president of the United States.

Supporters gather across the street from the Fox Theatre in Detroit on the evening of the first debate.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

Ten Democrats took the stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit Tuesday for the first night of the July debates. WKAR’s Abigail Censky was watching in Detroit and she joined WKAR Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney to recap the big takeaways from the first night in the set of debates. 

It's Night 1 of two of the July Democratic debates, airing on CNN from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The first set of 10 candidates is making their case as to why they should be the next president of the United States.

Tuesday's lineup includes a potential progressive clash between Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. It will be the first time the two share the debate state in this primary.

Matthew Abdullah, Michael Lynn III
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When Democrat Beto O'Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as guests of the former Texas congressman. 


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The NAACP wrapped up its 110th national convention Wednesday with a presidential forum. Nine Democrats and one Republican took the stage to give targeted versions of their stump speeches making their case to the voters. 


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, presidential candidate
Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

New York Senator and Democratic 2020 hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand returned to Michigan Friday. She talked to activists in Bloomfield Hills, toured Flint with Mayor Karen Weaver, and ended the day with supporters in Lansing. WKAR’s Abigail Censky was with the Senator all day Friday and joined WKAR’s Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney to talk about Senator Gillibrand’s “Broken Promises” bus tour.