Who’s Qualified for the Next 2020 Democratic Debate? - The New York Times

December Dec. 7 qualified
so far

Joseph R. Biden Jr. Biden

Michael R. Bloomberg Bloomberg

Marianne Williamson Williamson

There are so many Democratic presidential candidates and debates that it can be hard to keep track of who’s in and who’s out. So we’re keeping track for you.

Only seven candidates qualified for the next debate, which will be held on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles. (Kamala Harris also qualified, but dropped out of the race.) The D.N.C. has not yet released its requirements for the January and February debates.

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The December Debate

To score an invite, candidates had to meet a donor requirement:

contributions from 200,000 unique donors.

And one of two polling requirements:

two polls at 6 percent or more in the four early nominating states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina; or

four polls at 4 percent or more in early nominating states or national surveys.

Only polls released between Oct. 16 and Dec. 12 counted.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. Biden yes 11 18
Bernie Sanders Sanders yes 11 18
Elizabeth Warren Warren yes 11 18
Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg yes 10 17
Michael R. Bloomberg Bloomberg no 0 2
Amy Klobuchar Klobuchar yes 1 7
Andrew Yang Yang yes 0 4
Cory Booker Booker yes 0 0
Tom Steyer Steyer yes 0 4
Julián Castro Castro yes 0 0
Tulsi Gabbard Gabbard yes 1 3

On the cusp

Michael Bennet Bennet no 0 0
John Delaney Delaney no 0 0
Marianne Williamson Williamson no 0 0
Deval Patrick Patrick no 0 0

The Previous Debates

The Democratic National Committee has made it progressively harder to qualify for debates, narrowing the field of candidates invited onstage.

June July Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. Biden
Bernie Sanders Sanders
Elizabeth Warren Warren
Pete Buttigieg Buttigieg
Michael R. Bloomberg Bloomberg
Amy Klobuchar Klobuchar
Andrew Yang Yang
Cory Booker Booker
Tom Steyer Steyer
Julián Castro Castro
Tulsi Gabbard Gabbard
Michael Bennet Bennet
John Delaney Delaney
Marianne Williamson Williamson
Deval Patrick Patrick
Kamala Harris Harris

DROPPED OUT

Steve Bullock Bullock

DROPPED OUT

Joe Sestak Sestak

DROPPED OUT

Wayne Messam Messam

DROPPED OUT

Beto O'Rourke O'Rourke

DROPPED OUT

Tim Ryan Ryan

DROPPED OUT

Bill de Blasio de Blasio

DROPPED OUT

Kirsten Gillibrand Gillibrand

DROPPED OUT

John Hickenlooper Hickenlooper

DROPPED OUT

Jay Inslee Inslee

DROPPED OUT

Seth Moulton Moulton

DROPPED OUT

Eric Swalwell Swalwell

DROPPED OUT

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/politics/democratic-debate-lineup.html