Just one day after a flurry of states voted in primary elections, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are expected to face off in a presidential debate in Miami. Wednesday night’s presidential debate is scheduled to take place at Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus, and will be co-sponsored by Univision and the Washington Post. It is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. EST in English on CNN and Fusion as well as in Spanish on Univision.
One of the moderators for the Democratic debate is Univision’s María Elena Salinas. Salinas is a co-host of “Noticiero Univision” and the prime-time show “Here and Now.” She has covered presidential elections for three decades, and in the race to the 2008 presidency, she interviewed Hillary Clinton, Republican nominee John McCain and then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. Along with Salinas, Univision’s Jorge Ramos is also scheduled to moderate. Ramos is the host of Univision’s “Noticiero Univision” and “Al Punto,” as well as Fusion’s “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos.”
The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty is also expected to moderate Wednesday night’s debate alongside Ramos and Salinas. Tumulty is a national political correspondent who previously worked for TIME Magazine, where she held positions as a congressional correspondent and White House correspondent, and the Los Angeles Times.
Wednesday’s debate comes just one day after Sanders won a razor-thin race in Michigan's Democratic primary, while Clinton claimed victory in Mississippi's primary election. Clinton and Sanders had sparred Sunday night in Flint, Michigan. During the Sunday debate, the two remaining presidential candidates grappled with what they would do about the Flint water crisis, in which cost-cutting measures undertaken by the city left the population with lead-contaminated water.
Republican candidates are also scheduled to face off Thursday night during a debate at the University of Miami. Florida’s primary elections for both parties are expected to take place March 15; for Democrats, 214 delegates are at stake, while 99 are bound for Republicans.