Need a place to watch Tuesday's Democratic debate? Ithaca for Bernie is hosting a viewing party.

October 11, 2015 by Rachel Cera

Five candidates will be on the stage on Tuesday evening for the first Democratic presidential candidate debate -- six if Joe Biden tosses his hat in the ring -- and Ithaca for Bernie is hosting a viewing party.

Sen. Bernie Sanders will be next to Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas on Tuesday night for the first Democratic debate.Sen. Bernie Sanders will be next to Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas on Tuesday night for the first Democratic debate.Bernie Sanders is second in the polling to Hillary Clinton, and his supporters in the Ithaca area are hosting viewing parties at 207 North Geneva Street and at the Westy in Ithaca's west end. RSVP at berniesanders.com if you'd like to attend. Also taking part in the debate as of now are Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee. CNN says Vice President Joe Biden can join the fray as late as Tuesday afternoon and still take part in the debate.

CNN is hosting the debate in Las Vegas, with coverage beginning at 8:30pm on Tuesday, October 13, and the podium order is based on the candidates' polling numbers since August 1st. The network says they will offer free live streaming at CNN.com in addition to coverage for cable and satellite viewers.

New York State's presidential primary election, in which voters can select their preferred candidate for either the Democratic or Republican party, is in April. The deadline to affiliate with a party in order to vote in the primary election for that party was October 9.

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