democratic presidential debate

Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. You can hear the debate on PRE News & Ideas at 89.3 across eastern North Carolina and in Greenville at 88.1 as well as here at on our News & Ideas webstream. Also, follow NPR reporters here as they post context and analysis in real time.


September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Ten candidates are on stage for three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. It's the third debate of the campaign and the first time that former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are all together.

Who will be the main target, what does it mean and what do the candidates stand for? Follow NPR Politics reporters here for live analysis and fact checks.