The Democracy National Committee announced on Thursday the 20 presidential candidates who qualified to appear on stage later this month in the first debate about the 2020 campaign.
- Sen. Michael Bennett of Colorado
- Former Vice President Joe Biden *
- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
- Tulli Gabard from Hawaii *
- South Bend, Mayor of Indiana Pit Bathigi *
- Former Secretary of Housing Julian Castro *
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York *
- Sen. Camalla Harris of California *
- Former Governor John Hicknacker of Colorado
- Gov. Jay Inslee from Washington *
- Sen. Amy Clobuchar of Minnesota *
- Former Republic of Beto O'Rourke of Texas *
- Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
- Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont *
- Rep. Eric Suulwell of California
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts *
- Author Marianne Williamson *
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yan *
The NSA sanctioning the debate has put two ways for candidates to qualify ̵
Candidates marked with an asterisk qualifying through selective and local thresholds for fundraising, said DNC. The rest qualified only through polling stations.
Those who did not meet the threshold for the first debate include: Montana Gov. former Alaska senator Mike Gravel; Miramar, mayor of Florida Wayne Messam;
The two-day debate, organized by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, will take place on 26 and 27 June at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The event will be broadcast live on all three networks for 9 hours. until 11 hrs. both nights.
Ten candidates will appear on the scene at once, but the composition of each night is not fixed or where the candidates will stand. Both nights will have the same format, NBC News reported earlier.
Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddov and Jose Dias-Balart will moderate the debate, NBC said Tuesday. free on NBC News digital platforms, including NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, NBC News Mobile App and OTT applications, in addition to Telemundo's digital platforms.