MSNBC Debates & Town Halls

MSNBC's Joy Reid speaking at an event hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.MSNBC's Joy Reid speaking at an event hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.By: Luke Harold
9th Democratic Debate
February 19, 2020 - Wednesday 3:03AM ET
Upcoming MSNBC Democratic Debates
  • 9th Democratic Debate
    Las Vegas, NV
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5th Democratic Debate
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
1st Democratic Debate (2/2)
Night two of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the second ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. The debate featured much more spirited discussion between the candidates than the first evening, with Vice President Biden, Senator Sanders, and Senator Harris engaging each other directly on a number of hot button issues like universal healthcare, racism, and immigration reform. One exchange in particular stood out when Senator Harris criticized Vice President Biden over his remarks praising former segregationist Southern Senators. Biden pushed back by saying Harris mischaracterized his words and insisted he did not praise racists.
1st Democratic Debate (1/2)
The first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the first ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. There were plenty of minor disagreements between the candidates, particularly on immigration, healthcare policy, and Donald Trump. Some notable moments are when Senator Warren publicly called for the elimination of private health insurance (a first for her), Julian Castro's passionate plea for a more inclusive immigration law, and a number of candidates answering questions in Spanish instead of English in a bid to appeal to Hispanic voters.
Elizabeth Warren MSNBC Town Hall in Fort Wayne, IN
Massachusetts Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren joined MSNBC's Chris Hayes on the program 'All In With Chris Hayes' for a hosted town hall discussion about her campaign in Fort Wayne, Indidana. Elizabeth Warren answered questions from Hayes and the audience about how she plans to take on Donald Trump in swing states in the general election and she spoke about her plans to change the country as a whole if elected.
Pete Buttigieg MSNBC Town Hall in Fresno, CA
2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Major Pete Buttigieg sat down on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to give a town hall meeting in front of a live audience in Fresno, California. Buttigieg answered questions about his policies, political platform and campaign strategy from moderator Chris Matthews and various audience members.
Kamala Harris Town Hall Hosted by Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC
California Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris participated in a town hall event at Wofford College that was hosted by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. The event touched on a host of topics, but notably Senator Harris stressed her pro-choice credentials and explained how difficult enacting progressive legislation would without major changes in the Senate.