Hickenlooper, Bennet will share presidential primary debate stage with front-runners

The two Colorado Democrats running for president — Sen. Michael Bennet and former Gov. John Hickenlooper — are going to share the debate stage with each other and three of the top candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

NBC held a random drawing Friday morning to assign the 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls who qualified one of two debate nights, June 26 and 27.

The two candidates from Colorado drew the second night, as did former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders — the two names on top of most polls. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will also be on the stage that night.

Rounding out the June 27 debate stage with Hickenlooper and Bennet are U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, author Marianne Williamson, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

Hickenlooper used the announcement to take another swipe at Sanders, who calls himself a Democratic Socialist.

“Socialism is not how we will achieve a progressive future. And I look forward to that debate,” Hickenlooper tweeted.

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