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Tags: 2020 Elections | Joe Biden | dnc | democrats | debates | presidential | primary

New DNC Rules Make Way for More Dems in October Debate

the democratic presidential primary candidates on the stage at the second debate in detroit
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By    |   Tuesday, 06 August 2019 08:48 PM

Democratic presidential candidates have a little more wiggle room to qualify for the October presidential debate following a rule change implemented by the Democratic National Committee, reports Politico.

The DNC sent a memo to campaigns Monday extending the date for candidates to amass 130,000 unique donors and hit 2% in four national polls ahead of the October debate. Those same requirements were also in place for the September debate, giving candidates more time to qualify. The qualification period for both debates started June 28.

June and July's debates had more lenient requirements that gave most candidates the opportunity to be heard before a large TV audience.

The third debate – taking place Sept. 12 – had significantly stricter qualifications rules with a qualification deadline of Aug. 28.

As of July, only eight candidates said they had met both requirements: former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang said they met the donor requirement.

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Following a rule change implemented by the Democratic National Committee, Democratic presidential candidates have a little more wiggle room to qualify for the October presidential debate, according to Politico.
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