Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate

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Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. ET

Nine candidates, one position. They debate. You decide.

The Congressional Black Caucus Institute (search) and FOX News Channel have teamed up to bring you a live Democrat Presidential Candidates Debate.

Airing live on FNC at 8:00 p.m. EDT, the 90-minute debate is taking place at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

Tuesday's meeting will be the first major debate of the campaign season in which all nine candidates will attend. Eight of the nine candidates met last week in New Mexico, but civil rights activist Al Sharpton was unable to catch his flight from New York and missed the forum.

"This is an opportunity to excite the electorate and remind them the election is just around the corner," said Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Tuesday's debate is the first of two that are being co-sponsored by the CBC and Fox News. A second debate that all nine candidates have promised to attend, will take place Oct. 26 in Detroit.

The CBC Institute, which comprises members of the Congressional Black Caucus and private-sector professionals from academia, policy groups, labor and business, focuses on educating African-Americans and others on key issues of national policy. The group analyzes redistricting and African-American voting representation, and provides political campaign training, and leadership conferences and symposia.

"No debate is likely to be more important [for the Democrats] than the one in front of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute," said Fox News' chief political correspondent Carl Cameron. "For decades there has been no more loyal group of voters to the Democratic Party than African-Americans, and that's why this debate is so critical."

So, from the tough topics to the burning questions, find out where the candidates stand on the issues that matter, so that you can make informed decisions.