For the first time since the photo finish Monday night for the Iowa Caucus, the remaining Democratic candidates will square off in a one-on-one debate Thursday night on MSNBC. Although both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appeared last night on CNN, that event was a Town Hall, meaning that the candidates could not address one another. Tonight, the gloves come off once again, this time in New Hampshire just five days before the first-in-the-nation primary.
It is also the first debate without former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who suspended his campaign following a disappointing showing in Iowa.
The event Thursday night is moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, and is the first officially sanctioned debate for the 2016 election for MSNBC. A special edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews begins at 7 p.m., followed by a debate pre-show anchored by Brian Williams at 8 p.m. The debate is taking place at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, beginning at 9 p.m. ET., and Matthews will return for analysis and coverage at 11 p.m. from the spin room.
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Click here for live stream information for tonight’s event, and the hashtag to join in on the conversation for social media is #DemDebate. Check back with Mediaite throughout the night for coverage on the event as voters in the Granite State get one last look at the Democratic candidates before Tuesday’s primary!
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