The biggest names in politics, and their most frequent supporters, are making the case to make the 2016 presidential debate a blockbuster event.
The candidates are lining up to take part in the most-watched event of the year on Friday night as they attempt to capture the nation’s attention for the first time.
They’re also looking for a win, with President-elect Donald Trump saying he is looking forward to the debates to give his supporters a better look at him and the new administration.
While most Democrats are looking to avoid another bruising debate in the midst of the midterm elections, several of their supporters are betting on the debates as a boost to their cause.
Trump, who is the presumptive Republican nominee, is planning to hold a rally in New Hampshire next week and has invited a host of high-profile surrogates to his event.
He will hold a campaign rally in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Trump is also scheduled to hold rallies in Pennsylvania and North Carolina on Wednesday, as well as Florida on Friday.
Hillary Clinton, who has spent months in the middle of the presidential campaign, is scheduled to rally in Florida on Wednesday.
The biggest names, including the former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, are scheduled to attend the Democratic debates.
But Trump and Clinton are not the only candidates looking to make their case to the American people.
The top Democratic senators, Joe Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren, have also lined up to participate in the debates.
Warren, a Harvard Law School graduate, is expected to speak on Wednesday night.
Biden will be the only candidate who will speak during the event.
Clinton, a former senator from New York, is also expected to attend.
The Democrats have also invited former Gov.
Jim Webb, who recently retired from the U.S. Navy, to the event, as he seeks to regain the trust of the American public.
Webb, a Massachusetts Democrat, is running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joe Manchin III.
He’s expected to address the forum on Wednesday evening.