Saint Anselm College with ABC Television Network will host 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 will partner with Saint Anselm College, Apple News, and ABC-affiliated television station WMUR-TV. The Democratic primary debate takes 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.



Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg Amy Kloubuchar Bernie Sanders 

Tom Steyer Elizabeth Warren Andrew Yang



Friday, Feb. 7 – Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
Thomas F. Sullivan Arena


There are a limited number of tickets available for the Saint Anselm College community. Others interested in attending the debate should check the Democratic National Committee (DNC) website.

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