What You Need To Know About The Candidates Before The Democratic Debates, Night 2

Don't know who you're rooting for in tonight's debate? Here's a rundown.

Politics

Tonight marks the second night of the July debates among Democratic candidates with last night's kicking off the second overall debates of familiar candidates like Bernie Sanders and Beto O' Rourke, as well as slightly less familiar candidates like Marianne Williamson. With candidates like Kamala Harris and Joe Biden leading the Democratic conversation, it's easy to forget that there are more people vying for the nomination alongside the 2020 Republican nominee.

To prep you for night 2, we've compiled a second list of Democratic candidates that features all of the candidates that will be debating tonight for your viewing pleasure. Similar to yesterday's list, here you will learn the names of the candidates, what they stand for, if they have a chance at the nomination, and ultimately whether or not they deserve your black vote*. Enjoy.

*Detailed explanations of "do they deserve your black vote" only goes towards candidates polling more than 5 percent from the Black Democratic Primary voter's poll.

July 31 Debate (Night 2)

Michael Bennett, Senator Of Colorado (54)

What He Said:

"We cannot be the first generation to leave less to our kids, not more. That's why I'm running for President. Let's build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government."

The Rundown:

  • Known for seeking compromise
  • Is best known for being a part of the so-called "Gang of Eight", a bipartisan group that crafted a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013.
  • Signature Issues: Has called for modernizing the economy in fields like artificial intelligence and increasing infrastructure spending.

Can he win the nomination? Probably not.

Does He Deserve Your Black Vote?

*Bennett has 1 percent of black Democratic primary voters, according to the latest Morning Consult weekly tracking poll.

Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter here and check out the related reads below:

Why Are We Really Silent About Sudan?

America Is Turning Into A Real-Life Handmaid's Tale & We're Letting It Happen

Meet The Full List Of 2020 Presidential Candidates So Far

Why It's Important To Use Our Voices To Vote

Featured image by Getty Images

Sign up today and be the first to get notified on new updates, exclusive events, retreats and giveaways!

More Posts
Keep reading... Show less

Falling in love is easy, it's what comes after that makes it one of the most difficult things you'll ever do in your life. Taking the next step and marrying your partner is all fun and games until pesky habits that you may not have recognized before they become a part of your every day life.

Although it may not have bothered you in the past that your man always forgets to put the cap back on the toothpaste, seeing this ritual every day might just drive you to your breaking point, which is why star of the new feature film, The Intruder, Michael Ealy thinks if you're serious about spending the rest of your life with someone, you should take that theory on a test drive, first.

Keep reading... Show less
Keep reading... Show less
Keep reading... Show less
Keep reading... Show less
Exclusive Interviews
Latest Posts