With the 2020 Primary Debates around the corner, and 24 candidates now running to take on Trump in 2020 – getting on the Primary Debate stage is extremely important for candidates who are too small to receive national attention.

The debates will hold 20 spots, with 10 candidates on separate back-to-back nights.

To qualify, a candidate has to either receive donations from at least 65,000 individual donors or register one percent in three polls approved by the Democratic National Committee.

Here are the candidates that qualified :

  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
  • Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
  • Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)
  • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
  • Former Rep. Beto O’ Rourke (D-Texas)
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
  • Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • South Bend, Ind.,Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Former Housing And Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
  • Author Marianne Williamson

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did not meet either polling or donor requirements, but this could be due to his recent announcement that he will be running for president. Serial entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s strong online support has taken him to the primary debate stage. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are starting to look like the two front-runners heading to the debate stage.

Written ByJorge Ventura

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