- There are 12 candidates set to appear in the upcoming debate.
- Several new and pressing issues have occurred since the last debate.
- The qualifications for the November debate is much harder to do.
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Tuesday democratic debate will have 12 candidates and will be the biggest debate so far.
Here are the 12 candidates who will be at the October debate and their odds to win the 2020 election.
Joe Biden (+700)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (+225)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (+2000)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (+1800)
Sen. Kamala Harris (+4000)
Sen. Cory Booker (+12500)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (+12500)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (+7500)
Julian Castro (+12500)
Andrew Yang (+1800)
Beto O’Rourke (+10000)
Tom Steyer (+20000)
The DNC has said in the past that if debates have more than 10 candidates, they would split the debate to two nights. Although there are 12 candidates, the debate will not be split. All 12 candidates will share the debate stage on October 15. This will give candidates less time to make their points.
Two candidates who were not present during the September debates are appearing for the October debate. They are Rep. Gabbard and Steyer. Steyer is appearing at a democratic debate for the very first time.
Although Rep. Gabbard made it to the October debate, she had a few complaints about the debate themselves. Rep. Gabbard claimed that the DNC and corporate media are trying to rig the election. She believes that the debates are not fair for the early voting states such as Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Iowa. But in the end, Rep. Gabbard said she will attend the debate. It would likely negatively affect her election odds if she did not.
Sen. Sanders will also likely be at the center of attention. The Senator from Vermont recently suffered a heart attack in the past few weeks. Some other candidates will likely stray from attacking Sen. Sanders because of that. What will likely happen is Sen. Sanders will use his heart attack to push Medicare for All.
Also, this is the first Democratic debate since the start of the impeachment inquiry. Members of the House are currently looking into wrongdoings by President Trump regarding his call with the Ukrainian President among other issues. Support of impeachment and other similar questions will likely pop up during the debate.
It will be relatively easy to watch the October debate. Both CNN and the New York Times will be hosting and moderating the debate. You can watch the debate on CNN, CNN website, and the New York Times online homepage. You can also use their apps to watch the debates as well.
With so much happening in recent weeks, the October debate will be an exciting one. This is especially so because the qualifications for the November debate is much tougher. Candidates will need to be polling at three percent in four national polls. Or they can be polling at five percent at two early state polls. They also need 165,000 unique donors with at least 600 donors in at least 20 different states. This will likely be one of the most important debates for the 12 candidates.