Ohio to host October Democratic presidential debate

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (4th L) speaks while Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) (L-R), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), former housing secretary Julian Castro, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) , former tech executive Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio listen during Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Democratic National Committee will hold its October presidential debate in Ohio.

The fourth Democratic primary debate is expected to be held Oct. 15, officials said.

“We’re excited to partner with the DNC to bring the next sanctioned presidential debate to Ohio,” Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said in a press release.

Pepper said selecting Ohio for the upcoming debate is an indication that the Buckeye State is in play for 2020.

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