Demo­cratic de­bate to pro­ceed af­ter la­bor agree­ment reached

Orlando Sentinel - - NATION & WORLD -

WASHINGTON — The Democrats’ next pri­mary de­bate will pro­ceed as sched­uled this week, the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee an­nounced Tues­day, af­ter the party stepped in to help ar­range a set­tle­ment to a la­bor dis­pute that had threat­ened the fo­rum.

DNC Chair­man Tom Perez, a former la­bor sec­re­tary un­der Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, stepped in to help bro­ker an agree­ment and avoid can­cel­ing the de­bate. He said he helped “bring all stake­hold­ers to the ta­ble to reach a deal that meets their needs.”

Mas­sachusetts Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren, Ver­mont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den, Mayor Pete But­tigieg of South Bend, In­di­ana, Min­nesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivist Tom Steyer and busi­ness­man An­drew Yang have all qual­i­fied for Thurs­day’s de­bate.

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