The 2020 candidates who have qualified for the December debate
With only hours left before the qualification deadline, seven candidates have cemented their spot on the next debate stage.
Former tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang is the latest addition to the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential debate, which will take place December 19 in Los Angeles. Senator Kamala Harris was qualified but dropped out of the race last week.
According to a CBS News analysis, the following seven candidates have already qualified:
The bar to qualify has been raised once again. Candidates need to prove that they have at least 200,000 unique donors, including at least 800 in 20 different states, U.S. territories or the District of Columbia. That’s an increase from 165,000 last month. They also have to reach either 4% in at least four national or early-state polls or reach 6% in two early-state polls. That’s an increase from 3% and 5%, respectively.
Presidential hopefuls have until 11:59 p.m. on December 12 to meet both donor and polling requirements.
The debate will be hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico.
Ten candidates took the stage for November’s debate in Atlanta. Previous debates have taken place in Detroit, Houston, Miami and Westerville, Ohio.
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