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The 2020 Democratic presidential field honors former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid during the First-In-The-West Event in Las Vegas on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Big news for our almost three-year-old venture into nonprofit journalism: We are going to co-host, with NBC/MSNBC, a Democratic presidential debate in Nevada.

We don’t know where yet, but we know when: Feb. 19 in Las Vegas.

The announcement comes as the Democratic National Committee has finalized four debates next year in the early states.

From the DNC release:

In addition to partnerships with the Iowa Democratic Party, the New Hampshire Democratic Party, the Nevada Democratic Party, and the South Carolina Democratic Party, the DNC announced the following partners for the first four debates of 2020:

January 14: CNN, in partnership with the The Des Moines Register, will host the seventh debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

February 7: ABC, in partnership with WMUR-TV and Apple News, will host the eighth Democratic debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

February 19: NBC News & MSNBC will host the ninth Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Nevada – in partnership with The Nevada Independent. 

February 25: CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host the tenth Democratic debate at The Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Twitter will be a debate partner. 

Moderators and venue will be announced soon.

This is a big deal for The Indy, and we are proud to represent our state — and the Fourth Estate.

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