Follow live updates: First night of Democratic Debates in Detroit

Debates held on July 30, July 31

The lineup for the Democratic presidential candidates debate July 30, 2019 in Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – The eyes of the political world will be on Detroit as democratic candidates for president take the stage for the first of two debates.

Here's everything you need to know about the first Detroit Debate night:

Where is the debate?

CNN is airing the Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates live from the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Which candidates will be on stage?

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

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.

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About the Author:

Ken Haddad has proudly been with WDIV/ClickOnDetroit since 2013. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters, and helps lead the WDIV Insider team. He's a big sports fan and is constantly sipping Lions Kool-Aid.