The U.S. presidential election takes it up a level when Democrats gather in Georgia next week to debate.
The DNC has scheduled a candidate debate for Nov. 20 at a yet to be disclosed venue inAtlanta. This is the party’s fifth debate. The Washington Post and MSNBC are co-hosting the debate with out lesbian Rachel Maddow serving as a moderator.
Presently 10 candidates have qualified for the debate. They are: Former Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker; Representative Tulsi Gabbard; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; businessman Andrew Yang and billionaire Tom Steyer.
On the outside looking in are: Montana Governor Steve Bullock, former HUD secretary Julian Castro, spiritual author Marianne Williamson, retired Navy admiral Joe Sestak, former Maryland representative John Delaney and Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam.
Meanwhile, it appears former New York City MayorMichael Bloomberg is gearing up for a run. Bloomberg, 77, has a net worth of $57 billion making him the 14th richest person in the world.
LGBT Notes: Broward activistElijah Manley said he has withdrawn from the Presidential campaign and endorsed Sen. Sanders. In a telephone call on Tuesday, Manley said he is considering a run for Florida’s house district 94 seat. The district is currently represented by Bobby DuBose (D-Fort Lauderdale). Manley, 20, said he will likely run as a Democrat, adding he has “not had a conversation yet” with Dubose about the potential matchup.