And … they’re in! 20 Dems qualify for first pair of debates

And … they’re in! 20 Dems qualify for first pair of debates
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[Ed. – The debates will be held on two successive nights with 10 participants each.  26 and 27 June on NBC channels.]

The Democratic National Committee announced the long-awaited list of 20 presidential contenders appearing in prime-time on the first Democratic debate stages – the largest and most significant gathering of the crowded field so far on the campaign trail.

The 20 candidates who qualified under the DNC’s polling and grassroots criteria include: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke …

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