There were 2 ways to make it to the Democrat debate stage. Either by reaching 1 percent in three polls recognized by the national party committee, or by receiving contributions from a minimum 65,000 unique donors as well as 200 unique donors in at least 20 states.
14 candidates qualified by reaching polling and individual contribution thresholds.
- Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
- South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- former Housing and Urban Development secretary and former onetime San Antonio, Texas, Mayor Julian Castro
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York
- Sen. Kamala Harris of California
- Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
- former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas
- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
- best-selling spiritual author Marianne Williamson
- entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Six more candidates will take the stage by reaching the polling criteria.
- Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
- former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland
- former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
- Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio
- Rep. Eric Swalwell of California.
Failing to qualify are:
- Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana
- Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts
- Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam.