At the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention last September, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz took the stage to the sound of boos and calls of, “We want debates!” Wasserman Schultz stubbornly stuck to her original plan of staging only six, to the point where DNC vice chair Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was disinvited from the first debate as punishment for expressing her unhappiness with the debate schedule on MSNBC.
Despite Wasserman Schultz’s attempts to limit the public’s view of Hillary Clinton debating her surprisingly popular opponent Bernie Sanders. it looks like New Hampshire will be getting an additional, unsanctioned debate anyway.
A new Democratic debate added in NH — a win for @MartinOMalley who was calling for it before anyone & stood up to DNC
— Ed Henry (@edhenry) January 26, 2016
— $7WorthofHoobastank (@busterbivin) January 26, 2016
— Bob Marcotte (@bobcotte) January 26, 2016
@edhenry I am still waiting on the first 'real' debate.
— Digit's Dad (@DigitTruth) January 26, 2016
— MAGA (@aliotta_joseph) January 26, 2016
— Karen Larsen (@KarnyWY) January 26, 2016
— joeh1221 (@joeh1221) January 26, 2016
— Dale J. Buchberger (@DrPain24) January 26, 2016
Word is it’s being co-sponsored by NBC and the New Hampshire Union-Leader and will take place Feb. 4, five days before the New Hampshire primary. Moderators are said to be Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 26, 2016
@thehill when? During the Super Bowl?
— Sean Sovereign (@RiteyIndependnt) January 26, 2016
No, it looks like the organizers actually want people to see this one.
— Elmer Mendez (@FeelTheBern727) January 26, 2016
@thehill 4th graders scrambling to prepare questions for Hillary…..
— Secret Squirrel (@SecritSqrl) January 26, 2016
The next official DNC-sanctioned debate is set for February 11 — two days after the New Hampshire primary.