PRESS RELEASES from the Democratic National Committee

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2007

Contact: Karen Finney, Stacie Paxton


Washington, DC - The Democratic National Committee in partnership with six state parties today announced the dates, media sponsors and cities for the six DNC sanctioned debates. Additional details regarding specifics for the individual debates including additional media partners and logistics will be announced at a later time. The DNC sanctioned debate schedule will be:


July 23, 2007: YouTube/Google and CNN* in Charleston, SC

August 19, 2007: ABC in Des Moines, IA

September 26, 2007: NBC News/MSNBC** in Hanover, NH

October 30, 2007: NBC News/MSNBC** in Philadelphia, PA

November 15, 2007: CNN* in Las Vegas, NV

December 10, 2007: CBS in Los Angeles, CA

"Our strong field of Democratic candidates have been working hard, talking about the issues the American people care about and laying out a positive vision for America’s future," said DNC Chairman Howard Dean. "We are grateful to the media sponsors and our state parties for their role in providing important, diverse settings for the American people to hear directly from our candidates."

*Debate will be simulcast on CNN en Espanol.
**Telemundo will re-broadcast both debates.



For Immediate Release
April 5, 2007
Contact: Stacie Paxton

DNC Will Sanction Six Debates

Washington, DC – The Democratic National Committee announced today that it will sanction six Democratic debates, one per month, starting in July 2007. Additional details regarding cities, dates, logistics, etc. will be released at a later date.

“Debates provide an important opportunity for voters to hear directly from our outstanding Democratic candidates about their vision for America,” said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. “I'm pleased the DNC can help play a role in facilitating such an important dialogue with our candidates. Given our strong, dynamic and diverse field of Democratic candidates and the great enthusiasm voters already have expressed, we can expect a lively, thoughtful discussion of the issues.”