Things are getting down to nitty gritty….
Only six candidates have qualified so far for the December Democratic debate, the sixth of the 2020 presidential contest, but others could still make the stage in the coming weeks.
Hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, the debate will take place on December 19 at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in Los Angeles and will be aired on PBS.
The Democratic National Committee is again raising the standards to qualify for the debate stage. Candidates must achieve at least 4 percent support in at least four polls approved by the Democratic National Convention or 6 percent support in two single-state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada that were conducted between October 16 and December 12 at 11:59 pm ET. They must also certify that they received donations from at least 200,000 unique donors, including at least 800 per state in 20 states, US territories, or Washington, DC.
So who has qualified for the December debate? The candidates are:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Others have fulfilled one, but not both requirements: