One week before Florida’s primary elections, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are set to square off in a Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday. The event will take place at Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus, and is co-sponsored by Univision and the Washington Post. It will air at 9 p.m. EST on three networks: in English on CNN and Fusion, and in Spanish on Univision. Viewers will be able to live-stream the event at Univision.com, WashingtonPost.com, CNN.com and Fusion.net.
Univision’s María Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos are scheduled to moderate the debate, along with the Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty. Wednesday night will mark Sanders’ and Clinton’s ninth debate. There are two more debates planned for April and May, but they have not yet been set.
Wednesday night’s event comes a day after Sanders won a significant victory in Michigan’s Democratic primary, while Clinton claimed Mississippi. During a debate in Flint, Michigan, Sunday night, Sanders and Clinton clashed over a variety of issues including gun control, healthcare coverage and the role of trade deals in Michigan’s economy. However, both candidates agreed on the root cause of Flint’s water crisis — which left residents with lead-contaminated water — and called for federal intervention and investigation, as well as for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to either resign or be recalled.
“I just want to make one point,” Clinton said near the end of the debate. “We have our differences and we get into vigorous debate about issues. But compare the substance of this debate with what you saw on the Republican stage last week.”
Florida’s primary elections will be held March 15. The latest polls show Clinton in the lead in the state by 28 points over Sanders. Republican candidates will debate Thursday night in Miami.