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20 Democrats qualify for first party's presidential debate to be held later this month

Posted: 4:00 PM, Jun 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-13 18:00:38-04
20 Democrats qualify for first party's presidential debate to be held later this month

The first Democratic Party primary debate for the 2020 election will be held in two weeks and the field of 20 candidates for the debate has been announced by the party.

The debate will occur over the course of two evenings and will aired on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. The June 26 and 27 debates will be held in Miami.

Here is the field of candidates:

  1. Sen. Michael Bennet
  2. Former Vice President Joe Biden
  3. Sen. Cory Booker
  4. Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  5. Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro
  6. Mayor Bill de Blasio
  7. Former Rep. John Delaney
  8. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
  9. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
  10. Sen. Kamala Harris
  11. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper
  12. Gov. Jay Inslee
  13. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  14. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke
  15. Rep. Tim Ryan
  16. Sen. Bernie Sanders
  17. Rep. Eric Swalwell
  18. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  19. Author Marianne Williamson
  20. Businessman Andrew Yang

The party used a combination of fundraising and polling results to decide which candidates would gain entrance. Candidates such as Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam were among those who failed to qualify.