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Detroit to host Democratic Presidential debate in July

Posted: 3:15 PM, Apr 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 02:44:46Z
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit will be on the road to the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, as the city will play host to a July candidate debate.

The Democratic National Committee announced today that Detroit will play host to the second debate, taking place on July 30 and 31. It is being held across two days to accomidate the large field of candidates.

“Detroit embodies the values and character of the Democratic Party,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez in a news release. “It’s a city of grit and determination, a city that has gotten knocked down only to get back up stronger. With its diversity, its storied history, and its proud ties to the labor movement, Detroit is the perfect place for our party’s second debate.”

The debate will be broadcast across CNN's cable and digital properties. Time, venue and moderators will be announced at a later date.