Please find below the DNC’s announcement on candidates participating in the first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate.
Democratic National Committee
DNC Announces Candidates Participating in First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
Today, the DNC announced that twenty candidates have been invited to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate. Each candidate was invited based on the qualification criteria agreed to by the DNC and NBC News, announced publicly in February.
The first debate will take place over two back-to-back nights at 9 p.m. ET on June 26 and 27, 2019, in Miami, Florida. The debate will be broadcast in prime time on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo, and will be streamed online for free on a variety of digital and social platforms.
The following candidates have been invited to participate in the first primary debate: