Sanders April DNC debate, should one be scheduled


Sanders April DNC debate, should one be scheduled.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to participate in a Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate in April should one be scheduled, his campaign said Tuesday.

Plans to attend the debate come even as former Vice President Joe Biden has built a nearly insurmountable lead in the race for the Democratic nomination, leading to some calls for Sanders to drop out.

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The DNC has yet to provide details about when its next debate will be held amid a coronavirus pandemic that has thrown the Democratic race off schedule, with several states postponing their primaries.

“If there is a debate in April, he plans to be there,” said Mike Casca, a Sanders campaign official, in an email.

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The New York Times first reported the news Tuesday.

The DNC said it has no details about whether a debate will take place in April.

“We have no updates at this time. We’re are taking things day by day, as is the rest of the country,” said Xochitl Hinojosa, a spokeswoman for the DNC.

Sanders and Biden participated earlier this month in their first one-on-one debate, which was relocated to Washington, D.C., from Phoenix and was held without an audience amid worries about the coronavirus.

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Biden currently has 1,214 delegates, while Sanders follows with 910. A small number of delegates from the last few elections have not yet been distributed. A candidate needs 1,991 delegates to capture the nomination.


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