NBC News Will Host a Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on Feb. 19 From Las Vegas

By A.J. Katz Comment

The Democrats are heading to the desert early next year.

The Democratic National Committee has announced that a Democratic presidential primary debate will be hosted by NBC News and MSNBC in partnership with the Nevada Independent on Feb. 19 from Las Vegas.

NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo co-hosted the first debate of the cycle (June 2019 from Miami), which was the most-watched, and MSNBC hosted the most-recent one (Nov. 20) from Atlanta, which was the least watched (though the all-female moderator team did get mostly positive reviews).

This will be NBC/MSNBC’s 3rd presidential primary debate of the 2020 cycle.

The next Democratic primary debate (No. 6) will be co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico one week from today (Dec. 19) on the campus of UCLA.

This NBC/MSNBC/Nevada Independent debate will take place 3 days before the Nevada caucuses, and 8 days after the New Hampshire primary.

The other debates that have been announced for 2020:

  • Jan. 14 (hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register) at Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Feb. 7 (hosted by ABC, WMUR and Apple News) at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
  • Feb. 25 (hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute) at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, S.C. Twitter will also be a partner for the Feb. 25 debate in South Carolina.

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