Democratic debate to proceed after labor agreement reached
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.