It’s game on and knives up as 20 presidential candidates are preparing for the second round of Democratic debates. The debates are set for Detroit tonight and tomorrow night.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren take center stage tonight. They'll be joined by South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Other candidates on the stage will be Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, former Maryland Congressman John Delaney and self-help author Marianne Williamson.
Tomorrow night will feature former VP Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris. As you’ll likely recall, the two sparred in the first round of debates over Biden's past opposition for mandatory busing. But as far as voters are concerned, that first show doesn’t matter – Biden’s polling has improved as Harris’ has dipped.
Biden and Harris will be joined by New Jersey Cory Booker, former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand [[KIR-sten JILL-ih-brand]], Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, Colorado Senator Michael Bennett, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and businessman Andrew Yang. Both events air at 9pm ET on CNN