Warren And Sanders Sandwich Biden In Houston Debate Lineup
With only ten candidates qualifying for the third Democratic debate in Houston, Texas, every party hopeful will be on stage together on Thursday, September 12.
This debate marks the first time Democratic Party favorites Sen. Elizabeth Warren (+200) and former Vice President Joe Biden (+250) will take the same stage.
The two exemplify the dichotomy within the party; Biden is a centrist moderate while Warren is further left on the political spectrum.
To add even more drama to the showdown, Biden and Warren will be positioned next to one another on stage Thursday, according to the freshly-released lineup. On the other side of Biden will be Sen. Bernie Sanders (+550), another leftist and self-identifying democratic socialist.
From left to right, the Houston stage will feature the following placements:
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (+7500)
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (+4000)
- South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (+1000)
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (+550)
- Former Vice President Joe Biden (+250)
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (+200)
- California Sen. Kamala Harris (+600)
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang (+1000)
- Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (+6600)
- Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro (+7500)
The lineup corresponds with each candidate’s polling numbers. The middle is reserved for the highest polling Democrats, like Warren and Biden, while the outer edges have lesser-known names like Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.
Consequently, this also makes it easy to follow the Democratic nomination betting odds since the lineup directly mirrors each candidates’ chances of taking on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
The formatting for this debate will give candidates 75 seconds for direct question responses and 45 seconds for rebuttals. Candidates will also be able to give opening statements, but the Democrats will not get closing statements in this debate.
To watch the Houston debate, held at Texas Southern University, tune into ABC, ABC News Live, or Univision between 8 and 11 p.m. ET September 12. The debate will also be available to stream on ABCNews.com and YouTube.
Prop bets for the debate will start trickling in now that it’s so close, so keep an eye out for that information here. Until then, a list is provided of each Democrat’s odds of earning the party nomination for the 2020 election.
2020 Democratic Nomination odds
- Elizabeth Warren +200
- Joe Biden +250
- Bernie Sanders +550
- Kamala Harris +600
- Andrew Yang +1000
- Pete Buttigieg +1000
- Cory Booker +4000
- Tulsi Gabbard +4000
- Beto O’Rourke +6600
- Amy Klobuchar +7500
- Julián Castro +7500
- Tom Steyer +10000
- Marianne Williamson +10000
- Michael Bennet +12500
- Bill de Blasio +15000
- John Delaney +15000
- Robby Wells +20000