Viewing Parties Set For Democratic Presidential Debate


Democratic Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Atlanta, Georgia

Democratic Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Atlanta, Georgia

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Viewing parties are planned throughout Los Angeles County for today's Democratic presidential debate, the last before next month's Iowa caucuses.

Parties organized by supporters of former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be held at:

-- Ecco's Pizza Restaurant, 2123 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach; and

-- Redline DTLA, 131 E. Sixth St., downtown Los Angeles.

Parties organized by supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be held at:

-- 49 Oak Cliff Drive, Pomona;

-- 285 S. Atlantic Blvd., East Los Angeles;

-- 614 Camino de Encanto, Redondo Beach;

-- 3151 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood Hills;

-- 12737 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar;

-- Edie's House, 425 11th St., Santa Monica;

-- The Holloway, 1320 Echo Park Ave., Echo Park;

-- Sage Restaurant & Lounge, 6511 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier;

Parties organized by supporters of former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer will be held at:

-- 11400 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood;

-- Earth, Wind, and Flour, 2222 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica;

-- Vince's Pasta and Pizza, 2833 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill;

-- Medranos Restaurant, 19319 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita;

Parties organized by supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be held at:

-- 1739 Public House, 1739 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz;

-- 4420 Heather Road, Long Beach;

-- Altadena Ale & Wine House, 2329 Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena;

-- Berkshire House, 143 N. La Brea Ave.;

-- Biergarten Ktwon, 206 N. Western Ave., Koreatown;

-- Brews Brothers, 5140 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood;

-- Casey's Pub, 613 S. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles;

-- Gramercy Santa Monica, 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica;

-- Rock & Reilly's USC Village, 3201 S. Hoover St.;

-- Rush Street, 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City;

-- St. Felix Hollywood, 1602 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood;

-- Tavern on Brand, 208 N. Brand Ave., Glendale;

-- T'Phillips, 180 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora;

-- Village Pizzeria, 41 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre;

-- Xevichez Sushi Bar, 14117 Hubbard St., Sylmar;

-- The York, 5018 York Blvd., Highland Park;

Parties will also be held at The Abbey, 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, organized by the Democratic Party and supporters of Buttigieg, Sanders and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. Spanish-language viewing party organized by Warren supporters will be held at the Havana Club Restaurant & Bar, 3831 Peck Road, El Monte.

The debate sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee will begin at 6 p.m. and be televised by CNN and streamed live on CNN.com; across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android; via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV; and at DesMoinesRegister.com.

The full debate will be available Wednesday on demand via cable/satellite systems, on CNNgo and via CNNgo OTT apps and CNN mobile apps on iOS and Android.

Wolf Blitzer and Abby Phillip of CNN and Brianne Pfannenstiel, chief politics reporter for The Des Moines Register, will moderate the debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

The field for the campaign's seventh debate was based on qualification criteria agreed to by the DNC, CNN, and The Des Moines Register. Candidates had to meet one of two polling requirements and a unique donor requirement.

Candidates had to receive 5% or more support in at least four polls -- which may be national polls, or single-state polls in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada in DNC-approved polls - - or 7% or more support in two single-state polls in those states.

Candidates were also required to receive contributions from at least 225,000 unique donors, including a minimum of 1,000 unique donors per state in at least 20 states, U.S. territories or the District of Columbia.

Yang did not qualify for the debate after qualifying for each of the first six as he failed to meet either of the poll standards.

The positions of the candidates on the stage in the campaign's smallest and least diverse debate was determined by their support in recent polls, with the highest polling candidates near the center.

Standing from left to right will be Steyer, Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.