2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff next up

Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator for California Kamala Harris speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Florida

Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator for California Kamala Harris speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami Florida

On the second night, Biden and Harris will be joined by Booker; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Colorado Gov. Michael Bennet; former Obama Cabinet member Julián Castro; New York Sen.

CNN pulled out all the camera angles to determine the Democratic debate line-up, having multiple anchors shuffle cards to draw them out of boxes.

Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, Sen.

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.

Who is matched with whom can shift the trajectory of the race as Harris showed in the first debate when she went after Biden on the issue of busing. Castro, who was thought to have one of the biggest breakout performances of the first debate, will have another chance to build on those gains, though this time he will not get to use fellow Texan O'Rourke - who will appear a night earlier - as his foil.

Meanwhile, Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Bernie Sanders of Vermont will headline the July 30 lineup, allowing the two progressive icons to compete directly for the affections of the party's left flank.

On the second night, the marquee matchup will likely again be former Vice President Joe Biden versus California Sen.

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The Democratic National Committee set the lineup for the 20 candidates who qualified for the second debate through a live drawing broadcast by CNN. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, author Marianne Williamson, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of OH, and Montana Gov Steve Bullock.

Candidates for the July 31 debate: Colorado Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., Sen.

This will mark Gov. Bullock's first presidential debate since he was ineligible for NBC's debates last month.

The candidates were drawn in three tiers based on polling to guarantee two of the top four candidates and five of the top 10 candidates will share the same stage. A candidate had to register at least 1% in three polls recognized by the Democratic National Committee.

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer - the most recent candidate to enter the race - did not make the debate.

The entry qualifications for the third debate in September will roughly double and candidates will be required to make the cut in both polling and donors, not simply one category.

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