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)
Jay Inslee, Governor Of Washington State; Former Congressman (68)
What He Said:
"I'm running for president because I am the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation's No. 1 priority."
- A two-term governor known for his environmental policies.
- Has become one of the party's most forceful climate advocates, calling on Democrats to embrace a green-energy job program.
- Significant Issues: Has made climate a centerpiece of his agenda as governor and as a national figure, campaigning widely in the midterm elections on a message of creating renewable energy jobs.
Can he win the nomination? No.
Does He Deserve Your Black Vote?
Inslee has 0 percent of Black Democratic primary voters, according to the latest Morning Consult weekly tracking poll.
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