Presidential Candidates Debates (1960-2016)

 

  2016
2016 General Election    
October 19, 2016   Presidential Debate at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas
October 9, 2016   Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
September 26, 2016   Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
October 4, 2016   Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia
Primary Election    
    Democratic Party
April 14, 2016   Democratic Candidates Debate in Brooklyn, New York
March 9, 2016   Democratic Candidates Debate in Miami, Florida
March 6, 2016   Democratic Candidates Debate in Flint, Michigan
February 11, 2016   Democratic Candidates Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 4, 2016   Democratic Candidates Debate in Durham, New Hampshire
January 25, 2016   Democratic Candidates Forum in Des Moines, Iowa
January 17, 2016   Democratic Candidates Debate in Charleston, South Carolina
December 19, 2015   Democratic Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
November 14, 2015   Democratic Candidates Debate in Des Moines, Iowa
October 13, 2015   Democratic Candidates Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
         
   
   
 
 
  Republican Party
  GOP main debates (see footnotes in documents for criteria)
March 10, 2016   Republican Candidates Debate in Miami, Florida
March 3, 2016   Republican Candidates Debate in Detroit, Michigan
February 25, 2016   Republican Candidates Debate in Houston, Texas
February 13, 2016   Republican Candidates Debate in Greenville, South Carolina
February 6, 2016   Republican Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
January 28, 2016   Republican Candidates Debate in Des Monies, Iowa
January 14, 2016   Republican Candidates Debate in North Charleston, South Carolina
December 15, 2015   Republican Candidates Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
November 10, 2015   Republican Candidates Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28, 2015   Republican Candidates Debate in Boulder, Colorado
September 16, 2015   Republican Candidates Debate in Simi Valley, California
August 6, 2015   Republican Candidates Debate in Cleveland, Ohio
    GOP "undercard" debates (see footnotes in documents for criteria)
January 28, 2016   Republican Candidates "Undercard" Debate in Des Moines, Iowa
January 14, 2016   Republican Candidates "Undercard" Debate in North Charleston, South Carolina
December 15, 2015   Republican Candidates "Undercard" Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
November 10, 2015   Republican Candidates "Undercard" Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28, 2015   Republican Candidates "Undercard" Debate in Boulder, Colorado
September 16, 2015   Republican Candidates "Undercard" Debate in Simi Valley, California
August 6, 2015   Republican Candidates "Undercard" Debate in Cleveland, Ohio
       
  2012
2012 General Election
October 22, 2012   Presidential Debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
October 16, 2012   Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York
October 3, 2012   Presidential Debate at the University of Denver
October 11, 2012   Vice Presidential Debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
Primary Election
       
   
   
 
  Republican Party
February 22, 2012   Republican Candidates Debate in Mesa, Arizona
January 26, 2012   Republican Candidates Debate in Jacksonville, Florida
January 23, 2012   Republican Candidates Debate in Tampa, Florida
January 19, 2012   Republican Candidates Debate in Charleston, South Carolina
January 16, 2012   Republican Candidates Debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
January 8, 2012   Republican Candidates Debate in Concord, New Hampshire
January 7, 2012   Republican Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
December 15, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Sioux City, Iowa
December 10, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Des Moines, Iowa
November 22, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Washington, DC
November 12, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Spartanburg, South Carolina
November 9, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Rochester, Michigan
October 18, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
October 11, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Hanover, New Hampshire
September 22, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Orlando, Florida
September 12, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Tampa, Florida
September 7, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Simi Valley, California
September 5, 2011   Palmetto Freedom Forum in Columbia, South Carolina
August 11, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Ames, Iowa
June 13, 2011   Republican Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
       
2008
2008 General Election
October 15, 2008   Presidential Debate in Hempstead, New York
October 7, 2008   Presidential Debate in Nashville, Tennessee
September 26, 2008   Presidential Debate in Oxford, Mississippi
October 2, 2008   Vice Presidential Debate in St. Louis, Missouri
Primary Election
 

  Democratic Party
 
April 16, 2008   Democratic Candidates Debate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 26, 2008   Democratic Candidates Debate in Cleveland, Ohio
February 21, 2008   Democratic Candidates Debate in Austin, Texas
January 31, 2008   Democratic Candidates Debate in Los Angeles, California
January 21, 2008   Democratic Candidates Debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
January 15, 2008   Democratic Candidates Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
January 5, 2008   Democratic Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
December 13, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Johnston, Iowa
December 4, 2007   Democratic Candidates Radio Debate in Des Monies, Iowa
November 15, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada
October 30, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 26, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Hanover, New Hampshire
September 9, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Miami, Florida
August 19, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Des Monies, Iowa
August 7, 2007   Democratic Candidates Forum in Chicago, Illinois
July 23, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Charleston, South Carolina
June 28, 2007   Democratic Candidates Forum in Washington, DC
June 3, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
April 26, 2007   Democratic Candidates Debate in Orangeburg, South Carolina
       
   
   
 
 
  Republican Party
 
January 30, 2008   Republican Candidates Debate in Simi Valley, California
January 24, 2008   Republican Candidates Debate in Boca Raton, Florida
January 10, 2008   Republican Candidates Debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
January 6, 2008   Republican Candidates Forum in Milford, New Hampshire
January 5, 2008   Republican Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
December 12, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Johnston, Iowa
December 9, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Miami, Florida
November 28, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in St. Petersburg, Florida
October 21, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Orlando, Florida
October 9, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Dearborn, Michigan
September 27, 2007   Republican Candidates Forum in Baltimore, Maryland
September 5, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Durham, New Hampshire
August 5, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Des Monies, Iowa
June 5, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
May 15, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Columbia, South Carolina
May 3, 2007   Republican Candidates Debate in Simi Valley, California
       
2004
2004 General Election
October 13, 2004   Presidential Debate in Tempe, Arizona
October 8, 2004   Presidential Debate in St. Louis, Missouri
September 30, 2004   Presidential Debate in Coral Gables, Florida
October 5, 2004   Vice Presidential Debate in Cleveland
Primary Election
 
  Democratic Party
 
January 29, 2004   Democratic Candidates Debate in Greenville, South Carolina
January 22, 2004   Democratic Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
 
2000
2000 General Election
October 17, 2000   Presidential Debate in St. Louis
October 11, 2000   Presidential Debate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
October 3, 2000   Presidential Debate in Boston
October 5, 2000   Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, Kentucky
Primary Election
 
  Democratic Party
 
March 1, 2000   Democratic Candidates Debate in Los Angeles, California
February 21, 2000   Democratic Candidates Debate in New York City
January 26, 2000   Democratic Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
January 17, 2000   Democratic Candidates Black-Brown Forum in Des Moines, Iowa
January 8, 2000   Democratic Candidates Debate in Des Moines, Iowa
December 19, 1999   Democratic Candidates Debate on NBC News "Meet the Press"
December 17, 1999   Democratic Candidates Town Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire
October 27, 1999   Democratic Candidates Town Hall in Hanover, New Hampshire
    One additional Democratic debate was held for which the American Presidency Project does not have a transcript: January 5, 2000 in Durham, New Hampshire.
       
   
   
 
 
  Republican Party
 
March 2, 2000   Republican Candidates Debate in Los Angeles, California
February 15, 2000   Republican Candidates Debate in Columbia, South Carolina
January 26, 2000   Republican Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
January 15, 2000   Republican Candidates Debate in Johnston, Iowa
January 10, 2000   Republican Candidates Debate in Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 7, 2000   Republican Candidates Debate in Columbia, South Carolina
December 13, 1999   Republican Candidates Debate in Des Monies, Iowa
December 6, 1999   Republican Candidates Debate in Phoenix, Arizona
December 2, 1999   Republican Candidates Debate in Manchester, New Hampshire
October 28, 1999   Republican Candidates Town Hall in Hanover, New Hampshire
October 22, 1999   Republican Candidates Forum in Durham, New Hampshire
    Two additional Republican debates were held for which the American Presidency Project does not have transcripts: 1) November 21, 1999 in Tempe, Arizona, and; 2) January 6, 2000 in Durham, New Hampshire.
 
  1996
1996 October 16, 1996   Presidential Debate in San Diego
October 6, 1996   Presidential Debate in Hartford
October 9, 1996   Vice Presidential Debate in St. Petersburg
 
1992 October 19, 1992   Presidential Debate in East Lansing, Michigan
October 15, 1992   Presidential Debate in Richmond, Virginia
October 11, 1992   Presidential Debate in St. Louis
October 13, 1992   Vice Presidential Debate in Atlanta
 
1988 October 13, 1988   Presidential Debate in Los Angeles
September 25, 1988   Presidential Debate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
October 5, 1988   Vice Presidential Debate in Omaha, Nebraska
 
1984 October 21, 1984   Presidential Debate in Kansas City, Missouri
October 7, 1984   Presidential Debate in Louisville, Kentucky
October 11, 1984   Vice Presidential Debate in Philadelphia
 
1980 October 28, 1980   Presidential Debate in Cleveland
September 21, 1980   Presidential Debate in Baltimore (Reagan-Anderson)
 
1976 October 22, 1976   Presidential Campaign Debate in Williamsburg, Virginia
October 6, 1976   Presidential Campaign Debate in San Francisco
September 23, 1976   Presidential Campaign Debate in Philadelphia
October 15, 1976   Vice Presidential Debate in Houston
 
1960 October 21, 1960   Presidential Debate in New York
October 13, 1960   Presidential Debate Broadcast from New York and Los Angeles
October 7, 1960   Presidential Debate in Washington, DC
September 26, 1960   Presidential Debate in Chicago