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Local Democratic debate watch parties

Posted at 1:34 PM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 16:34:23-04

Five Democratic presidential contenders will be in Las Vegas on Oct. 13 for a debate at Wynn Las Vegas. It's the first of six debates for Democratic candidates. Other debates will take place in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin.

The candidates debating on Tuesday include former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton; U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, and former governor and former Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee.

The debate will be aired on CNN and will be moderated by Anderson Cooper. Television coverage starts at 5:30 p.m. For those who are unable to attend in person, several debate watch parties are being held around the Las Vegas valley.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Clark County Democrats are hosting a debate watch party at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Must purchase tickets.

Inspire Theater
A Democrat Debate Live Viewing Party is taking place at Inspire Theater in downtown Las Vegas. Free admission.

Lucky Joe's Saloon
Doors open at 5 p.m. for a watch party at Lucky Joe's Saloon in Henderson. This watch party is specifically for supporters of Bernie Sanders. The saloon will be setting up a nacho bar and extending its Happy Hour specials during the debate.

Mi Familia Vota watch party
Mi Familia Vota is hosting a watch party at Mi Lindo Nayarit, 3347 E. Russell Road. It will begin at 5 p.m. Mi Familia Vota and its volunteers will gather to witness the Democratic debate tomorrow; as well as the following Republican debates. Mi Familia Vota is a non-profit, non-portisan organization in Nevada that is helping the Latino community — become informed of the electoral process, register to vote, and apply to U.S. citizenship.

Miracle Mile Shops
The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will show the debate on its 126-feet tall by 40-feet wide LED video screen facing the Las Vegas Strip. Coverage will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Nacho Daddy
A debate watch party will take place at Nacho Daddy on South Eastern Avenue in Henderson. There will be door prizes.


Quadz Video Bar
Quadz Video Bar, located in the world-famous "Fruit Loop," is hosting a debate watch party. Come have a drink and support Bernie Sanders. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Vinny's Pizza (Boulder City)
The Boulder City Democratic Club is hosting a debate watch party at Vinny's Pizza on Nevada Highway in Boulder City.

Hope United Methodist Church (Bullhead City)
The church is hosting a debate watch party on Oct. 13. Doors open at 5 p.m. All Bernie Sanders supporters invited.

If you are hosting a debate party that is open to the general public and would like to be included on this list, send a press release to joyce.lupiani@ktnv.com.