2016 Presidential Debate Schedule

Republican Debate Schedule

On January 16th, 2015, the RNC announced the 2015-2016 presidential
debate schedule. They announced that there would only be 12 debates compared
to the 27 debates that were held in the 2011 to 2012 presidential election
cycle. Based on the amount of republican candidates, we believe there will
have to be more than the scheduled 12 debates and we will announce them if
any are added.

The following broadcast networks will host the number of debates:

Fox News (3 debates)
CNN (3 debates)
ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, Fox Business Network (1 debate)

A conservative media outlet will be announced.

The first debate will be Thursday, August 6, 2015, one debate will follow
per month until February, when three are scheduled, and March, when two are

With up to 18 major candidates potentially competing for the nomination, the
prospect of including all the candidates in a debate presents logistical
difficulties. For the August 6, 2015 Fox News debate, only the top 10
candidates based on the most recent five national polls will be invited. For
the September 16, 2015 CNN debate, there will be one debate with only
candidates who are in the top ten in recent polling, and another for those
not in the top ten but polling at least one percent in public polling.

Democrat Debate Schedule

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
CNN Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Nevada
Sponsors: CNN, Nevada Democratic Party
Candidates: TBD

Saturday, November 14, 2015
CBS News Democratic Debate
Aired On: CBS
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsors: CBS News, KCCI, the Des Moines Register
Moderator: John Dickerson
Candidates: To be determined

Saturday, December 19, 2015
ABC News Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Sponsors: ABC News, WMUR
Candidates: TBD

Sunday, January 17, 2016
NBC News Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Sponsors: NBC, Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Candidates: TBD

February or March, 2016
Univision Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Miami, Florida
Sponsors: Univision, The Washington Post
Candidates: TBD

February or March, 2016
PBS Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Wisconsin
Sponsors: PBS
Candidates: TBD