Debates in Detroit tonight: What you need to know

Debates held on July 30, July 31

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DETROIT – The eyes of the political world will be on Detroit as democratic candidates for president take the stage for two nights of debates, starting Tuesday nght.

Here's everything you need to know about the Detroit debates:

When and where are the debates?

CNN is airing the Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates live from the Fox Theatre in Detroit at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Which candidates will be on stage?

CNN Democratic debate lineup. (CNN)

First night (July 30)

  • Marianne Williamson
  • John Delaney
  • John Hickenlooper
  • Tim Ryan
  • Steve Bullock
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Beto O'Rourke
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Bernie Sanders

Second night (July 31)

  • Jay Inslee
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Michael Bennet
  • Bill de Blasio
  • Cory Booker
  • Andrew Yang
  • Julián Castro
  • Kamala Harris
  • Joe Biden

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How can you watch the Detroit debates?

The debate will air live on CNN and CNN streaming apps. You can also follow live coverage on Local 4 and

What are the debate rules?

Just like the first debates in Florida earlier this summer, there will be 20 candidates taking part, 10 on the first night and 10 on the second night. However, some of the rules have changed since the Miami debates in June -- here are the changes, according to CNN.

Who are the debate moderators?

CNN's Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper will serve together as the moderators for both debates.

Detroit voters give thoughts on candidates ahead of debates -- watch:

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