Saint Anselm College with ABC Television Network hosted the only head-to-head presidential primary debate in New Hampshire for the Democratic Party on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in the Thomas F. Sullivan Arena.

ABC partnered with Saint Anselm College, Apple News, and ABC-affiliated television station WMUR-TV. The Democratic primary debate took place just days ahead of the state's first-in-the-nation primary election on February 11, 2020.

For over 60 years, Saint Anselm College has been welcoming candidates for the United States Presidency. Every four years, Saint Anselm College becomes a hub for political activity ahead of New Hampshire’s presidential primary. Home to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP), a must-stop on the campaign trail for all major contenders for the White House, Saint Anselm has a rich history of hosting debates and presidential primary events.



On February 7, 2020, the nation's eyes were on Saint Anselm College as it hosted the democratic debate featuring candidates for president.