Who's on stage for the first 2020 debate

2:19 p.m. ET, June 14, 2019

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7:54 p.m. ET, June 14, 2019

What you need to know about the first 2020 debate

The lineup for the first 2020 debate is set.

NBC, the Democratic committee's media partner for the first debate, announced today which candidates will appear each night of the two-night event later this month.

Here are the details:

  • Where and when: The debate will be held June 26 and 27 in Miami, Florida.
  • Who will appear on the first night: Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney and Tim Ryan
  • Who will appear on the second night: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, Marianne Williamson, Eric Swalwell, Andrew Yang and John Hickenlooper.
  • What about the polls? Biden, Sanders, Harris and Buttigieg — four of the top five candidates in the race, according to polling — are on the same stage. Warren is the lone member of the top five on the other night.

Here's your visual guide to the two nights:

1:52 p.m. ET, June 14, 2019

Julián Castro tells supporters: "I'm going to make you proud"

Julián Castro tweeted a thank you to his supporters as he announced that he'll appear on the first of two nights during the first 2020 debate.

"You got me on that stage. I'm going to make you proud," the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary tweeted.

1:46 p.m. ET, June 14, 2019

Beto O'Rourke: "We have a big, bold, ambitious, forward-looking vision to share"

Beto O'Rourke will appear on the first night of the first 2020 debate, alongside Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Corey Booker and others.

He just tweeted about the upcoming debate, saying he has "a big, bold, ambitious, forward-looking vision" that will help overcome the nation's challenges.

Here's his message:

1:51 p.m. ET, June 14, 2019

This is one candidate's response to not qualifying

A campaign aide for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says the man in the video is Jock from Missoula, Montana.

“He doesn’t qualify, really,” Jock says. “What are you waiting for, go and donate.”

1:34 p.m. ET, June 14, 2019

Kamala Harris: I can't wait to discuss "how we can build a better America together"

Sen. Kamala Harris, who will appear in the second night of the first debate, said she's looking forward to discussing "how we can build a better America together."

She'll share the stage with former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and seven other Democrats.

1:29 p.m. ET, June 14, 2019

Elizabeth Warren wants to bring her plans for "big, structural change" to the debate stage

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who will appear on the first night of the Democratic debate later this month, said he's looking forward to discussing her plans for "big, structural change" in the US.

Here's her tweet:

Less than two weeks out from the debate, Warren has risen in a series of recent polls, breaking out of the single-digits.

She seems to be jockeying for second place to progressive rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Warren's new standing next to Sanders marks a notable ascent for the senator, whose candidacy earlier in the year had at times raised questions about whether she would be able to gain enough traction or raise enough funds. 

Although they won't literally be standing next to each other at the first debate: Sanders will appear on the second night of the debate.