Democrats to hold first 2020 presidential debate in Miami

South Florida won’t get to close-out of the Democratic Party’s 2020 nominating process. But the region will kick off the process, with Miami being named the host of the first 2020 presidential debate in the Democratic primary.

The Democratic National Committee made the announcement Thursday. Due to the large, and still growing, field of candidates, a pair of debates will actually be held on back-to-back nights in Miami on June 26 and 27. Those debates will be hosted by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.

“Miami is the perfect place to introduce our extraordinary presidential candidates to the country,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo.

“When they take the stage, they’re going to show the American people that the Democratic Party is the party of ideas. We’re fighting to empower voters, expand opportunity, and build a brighter future for all Americans. People are hungry for new leadership in the White House, and after the first debate, they’re going to be fired up and ready to organize for Democrats.”

The moderators for the debates have not yet been named and a precise location has not be announced.

Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises, released a statement following

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