Eight Democrats commit to Univision debate


Univision and the University of Miami say eight candidates for the Democratic nomination to become President of the United States have agreed to appear in a debate set for Sunday, September 9th, at the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, FL. The event will be carried live in primetime on Univision’s television, radio and online platforms.

"Univision is excited and honored to be part of the first-ever Presidential Candidate Forum designed specifically for Hispanic Americans – addressing the issues that matter most to the Hispanic community, via a seamless simultaneous Spanish translation," said Univision CEO Joe Uva.

The Democratic candidates participating, in alphabetical order are: Senator Joe Biden, Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator John Edwards, Senator Mike Gravel, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Senator Barack Obama and Governor Bill Richardson. Moderators will be Univision network news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas.

The Republican version is planned for Sunday, September 16th, with details to follow.