[Ed. – Even if the Democratic presidential candidate is no longer Joe Biden by late September (a non-dismissible possibility), looks like the commitment is in. The Biden campaign’s reported priority: COVID-19 precautions. Who else is betting we’ll have other things to preoccupy us by then?]
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign is committing to participate in three debates in the fall, while President Trump’s campaign is pushing for four events.
Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, confirmed in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates sent Monday and obtained by The Washington Post that the former vice president would debate Trump on the dates previously scheduled by the commission — Sept. 29, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22.
Biden’s running mate, who has not yet been announced, will debate Vice President Pence on Oct. 7, O’Malley Dillon also confirmed in the campaign’s first official communication with the commission.