10 Candidates Now Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate in November
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MSNBC and the Washington Post will co-host the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate on November 20, and 10 candidates have already qualified, with six days left.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), billionaire Tom Steyer, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang will all take the stage on November 20 in Georgia.
A new Quinnipiac University poll gave Gabbard the 3% support she needed on Wednesday to take the stage.
The moderators for the November debate will be an all-female lineup featuring MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and White House correspondent Kristen Welker, and Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker.
The November debate will be held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta from 9 to 11 p.m. E.T.
To participate in the fifth debate, candidates must receive 3% in four DNC-approved polls, slightly up from the 2% needed to participate in the third and fourth debates, as well as donations from at least 165,000 unique supporters—a spike from the 130,000 needed to participate in the third and fourth debates. The donation requirement also includes getting a minimum of 600 donors per state in at least 20 states, territories or the District of Columbia.
Candidates can also qualify by getting 5% in two approved polls conducted in early-state primaries, including Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina. The polls must be released between September 13 and a week before the November debate.
The debate will air live on MSNBC and Radio One. It will also stream on MSNBC.com and the Post‘s website, as well as across mobile devices via NBC News and the Post‘s mobile apps and Urban One’s digital platforms.
The DNC has also raised the stakes with the criteria for candidates to participate in the sixth debate on December 19 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Democratic presidential candidates will need to have at least 200,000 individual donors and meet one of two polling requirements. The candidates must either receive 4 percent support in four national or early-state polls conducted by qualifying pollsters, or 6 percent support in two polls in the four states where early primaries will be held: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
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