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Colorado’s Michael Bennet, John Hickenlooper set to share presidential debate stage

Joining Hickenlooper and Bennet will be former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders

John Hickenlooper, left, and Michael Bennet

Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Gov. John Hickenlooper are slated to share a presidential debate stage later this month as 20 Democrats vying to lead the nation face off for the first time.

Bennet and Hickenlooper were randomly selected to appear in the second of two, two-hour-long debates in Miami on June 26 and 27 that will be televised by NBC News.

Also sharing the stage with the Coloradans will be: former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, author Marianne Williamson, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California.

Featured on the first night of the debates will be: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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