Democrats set six debates for US presidential primary

Democratic presidential candidates, including frontrunner Hillary Clinton (pictured), will square off in six televised debates, beginning later this year, during their battle for the 2016 nomination, the party announced TuesdayDemocratic presidential candidates including frontrunner Hillary Clinton will square off in six televised debates, beginning later this year, as part of their battle for the 2016 nomination, the party said Tuesday. The schedule will allow Democratic voters “multiple opportunities to size up the candidates,” said congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. So far just two candidates, Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders, have officially announced their candidacy for the nomination. Democratic former US senators Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, as well as Maryland ex-governor Martin O’Malley, are mulling runs.

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