CNN has announced who will be participating in which night of the Democratic presidential debate the network is hosting in Detroit on July 30 and 31. Michael Bennet of Colorado and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
He'll be the only change in the lineup that appeared in the June debate, replacing U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, who dropped out of the race earlier this month.
Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) are both losing the fundraising battles in their home states to Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., according to a Free Beacon analysis of itemized second-quarter donations. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, Vermont Sen.
But on Thursday night, the star of the show was CNN itself, which took more than 40 minutes to pull 20 names out of boxes, documenting the drawing with bird's-eye camera angles and deputizing an eight-person panel of experts to provide analysis ("There is a luck of the draw here, literally", said analyst Gloria Berger).
Ms. Harris' run gained momentum after the first debate, in which she called out Mr. Biden for opposing busing to desegregate public schools in the 1970s -which caught him off guard as he stumbled to defend his record.
Here's who will be on the stage both nights, what time the debates will air, and how to watch them.
The line-up for the July debates will be nearly the same as the line-up for the June debates, only with Rep. Eric Swalwell, who since dropped out of the race, replaced with Gov. CNN has announced that each candidate will have 60 seconds to answer a question and 30 seconds to answer a follow-up or an attack from another candidate, and that they will penalize candidates who interrupt or talk over each other with less speaking time.
"Given that we entered the race just days before the deadline, we never expected to make the July debates".
Bullock, de Blasio, Delaney, Hickenlooper and Ryan did not meet the 65,000 donor threshold.
The mix of moderates and progressives give candidates like Buttigieg and O'Rourke - two candidates further left than most, but not as far left as Sanders and Warren - a chance to prove themselves to progressive voters.
There are no two top, or even middle-tier candidates, with so much in common.
After the first draw, the bottom 10 candidates have their assignments.
Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam, two candidates who did not make the first debate stage, will also miss the second debate after failing to qualify.