“We are thrilled:" Democrats schedule six primary debates; one in Wisconsin

WISCONSIN -- Democrats will hold six presidential debates beginning October 13th in Nevada -- and one of them will be held in Wisconsin.

Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced details for the DNC’s six presidential primary debates on Thursday, August 6th -- as Republicans planned for their first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio Thursday evening.

“We are thrilled to announce the schedule and locations for our Democratic primary debates,” said DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  “These six debates will not only give caucus goers and primary voters ample opportunity to hear from our candidates about their vision for our country’s future, they will highlight the clear contrast between the values of the Democratic Party which is focused on strengthening the middle class versus Republicans who want to pursue out of touch and out of date policies.”

Four debates are planned for early primary states in advance of the Iowa caucuses on February 1st.

Dates for the final two gatherings are not yet set. But the committee says they will be in February or March.

    Each Democratic State Party will serve as a debate co-host in their own state.

    Additional details about debate dates, locations and partnerships will be announced soon.