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Democrats Raise Requirements to Qualify for 3rd Debate.

 
 
Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 08:56 pm
Democrats Raise Requirements to Qualify for 3rd Debate.


Published May 29, 2019


Quote:
“ABC News, in partnership with Univision, will host the third Democratic presidential debate in September, the Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday, saying it was raising both the polling and fundraising bars for candidates to qualify,” Politico reports.

“The debate is set for Sept. 12 and could extend to a second night, Sept. 13, if enough candidates meet the threshold to participate.”

“But it will be more difficult for the nearly two dozen 2020 Democratic hopefuls to make the stage. Unlike the first and second rounds of debates, when candidates must cross either a donor or polling threshold to qualify, candidates will need to surpass both bars to make the stage for the third and fourth debates.



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For the September event, candidates will have to hit 2 percent in four qualifying polls, versus 1 percent in three polls for the first debates, and they will need 130,000 individual donors, up from 65,000.”



https://politicalwire.com/2019/05/29/democrats-lift-requirements-to-qualify-for-3rd-debate/
 
Lash
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 02:38 am
Bernie supporters are taking Tulsi to the dance. 💵
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 01:45 pm
That's a good way to knock old Warren Wilhelm off the stage. He can drag Gillibrand off too. (Neither has made it to even 1% this far). Of the slate of Dems vying for the top spot, these two are my least favorite.
Lash
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 01:57 pm
It’s amazing to me how Klobuchar says she can win the whole thing when she can’t break 1% in her own damn party. Because ‘Midwest’...
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 02:17 pm
@Sturgis,
It would be common sense at this point for the bottom five to ten candidates to see the writing on the wall and drop. Slate listed six who should drop out now.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 02:27 pm
@engineer,
It would also show that they do care about the future. Best to get out and allow the remainder to start making a solid foundation for the eventual platform on which the final candidate must stand.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 07:36 pm
Only 7 Candidates Have Qualified for the Next Democratic Debate.


Published August. 1, 2019

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So you made it through the second set of Democratic debates. Congratulations! Ready to talk about the next ones?

The Democratic National Committee has set stricter criteria for the third set of debates, which will be held on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 in Houston. If 10 or fewer candidates qualify, the debate will take place on only one night.

[The race is fluid, and other things we learned from the July Democratic debates.]

Candidates will need to have 130,000 unique donors and register at least 2 percent support in four polls.

They have until Aug. 28 to reach those benchmarks.

These criteria could easily halve the field: The first two sets of debates included 20 of the 24 candidates, but a New York Times analysis of polls and donor numbers shows that only 10 to 12 candidates are likely to make the third round.

[When will the Democratic field start to shrink?]

Seven candidates have (already) met both qualification thresholds and are (guaranteed) a spot on stage. They are:

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.


Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey


Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.


Senator Kamala Harris of California


Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas


Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont


Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts



Three other candidates are very close: The former housing secretary Julián Castro and the entrepreneur Andrew Yang have surpassed 130,000 donations and each have three of the four qualifying polls they need, while Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has met the polling threshold and has about 120,000 donors.

Beyond them, only three candidates have even a single qualifying poll to their name: the impeachment activist Tom Steyer (2 polls), Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii (1) and former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado (1).

We asked all three of their campaigns to provide donor numbers so we could assess where they stood. Ms. Gabbard had just under 114,000 donors as of Wednesday night. A spokesman for Mr. Steyer said he was “on track to collect the required number of donors to make the September debate stage” but did not give a number. Mr. Hickenlooper’s campaign did not respond, but Politico reported a month ago that he had only 13,000 donors.

The other 11 candidates in the race have no qualifying polls to their name, and they all went into this week’s debates seeking a viral moment that would attract new donors and lift them, even briefly, in the polls.

The qualification rules do not require enduring support. Even a small post-debate surge could push a 1 percent candidate up to 2 percent in the small handful of polls he or she needs.

But for those who have not qualified, the Aug. 28 deadline is an existential threat. Candidates like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York or Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington could be washed out of the race if they don’t get momentum from this week’s debates. And if you’re wondering whether they’re anxious, the answer is yes.

Ms. Gabbard’s campaign calculated at one point that she needed a new donor every minute to reach 130,000 by the Aug. 28 deadline, so if you go to her website, a timer next to the donation button begins counting down 60 seconds. Then the text changes.

“🙁 Oh no!” it says. “The time expired and you didn’t donate!”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/politics/next-democratic-debate.html
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Real Music
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 07:45 pm
As it stands now, 7 candidates are (already guaranteed) to be in the next debate
and an additional three are close to qualifying.

The next debate stage potentially may end up being a total of 10 people.

Instead of having two nights of debates, there would only be one night.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 08:09 pm
New York Times analysis of polls and donor numbers shows that only 10 to 12 candidates are likely to make the third round.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 08:20 pm
@Real Music,
Only?
Real Music
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 11:13 pm
@roger,
Considering that the next debate is (only) the third debate out of 12 scheduled debates, 10 to 12 candidates is a reasonable number.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 11:16 pm
The Democratic National Committee has approved up to 12 debates.

Six debates are scheduled in 2019

and six more set for 2020.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/2020-Democratic-Presidential-Primary-Debates-510618391.html
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engineer
 
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Reply Fri 2 Aug, 2019 07:11 am
Heard something today that neither Carter or Clinton would have qualified for the debates using the rules we have today. Holding debates before Iowa gives the early front runners a huge advantage.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 2 Aug, 2019 12:37 pm
@engineer,
The whole concept of 22 candidates was ridiculous. I haven't watched one debate yet. I have in mind 6 people for president. How many people are watching 22 people put on their political show. Clinton blew the election by not campaigning in all the states. This time the deems are campaigning too much by confusing people and will probably blow another election.
Brand X
 
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Reply Fri 2 Aug, 2019 02:38 pm
Tulsi has reached 138,900 donors, she was at 108,000 on July 29th. She is getting eligible for the third debate.
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Aug, 2019 04:48 pm
@RABEL222,
Probably, in deed. Look who it is that they’re running against. As long as it’s not Hillary, they’ll win by ....ummm....? The economy should be tailing off over the next 12 months just enough to disaffect a sizable amount of voters. After all this fiscal policy misdirection with heavy tariffs on China and the interference from Iran and Russia, things won’t look rosy for Trump. Not to mention his temper tantrums when things start going the other way for him. Those who had held their noses before in the last election, won’t do it again. Pardon the pun, but the party is over.

Let’s see how this all turns out. Too bad it wasn't happening on this November, huh? Wouldn’t that be a gift?!
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 2 Aug, 2019 10:45 pm
@Ragman,
During Trump's rally when he said he was taxing China with tariffs, he got lukewarm applause. Some of his base is starting to realize his idiotic lies. Trump is taxing the American people, not China, with his tariffs.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 3 Aug, 2019 06:15 am
@Brand X,
Brand X wrote:

Tulsi has reached 138,900 donors, she was at 108,000 on July 29th. She is getting eligible for the third debate.

She’s qualified with unique donors; now, we’re working on her polling. I’m a little over-excited. I might need to run around the house a few times...
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sat 3 Aug, 2019 12:34 pm
@engineer,
engineer wrote:
Heard something today that neither Carter or Clinton would have qualified for the debates using the rules we have today. Holding debates before Iowa gives the early front runners a huge advantage.

Which Clinton? Bill 1992, Hillary 2008, or Hillary 2016?

Not holding debates before Iowa would give minor candidates little chance to be heard, as after Iowa they will already have been weeded out.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 4 Aug, 2019 03:11 pm
Only 8 Candidates Have Qualified for the Next Democratic Debate.

Published August 1, 2019

Quote:
Eight candidates have (already) met both qualification thresholds and are guaranteed a spot onstage. They are:

•Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.


•Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey


•Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.


•Senator Kamala Harris of California


•Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota


•Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas


•Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont


•Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts


Ms. Klobuchar’s campaign announced on Friday that she had exceeded the required number of donors in the days following the debate. She had already met the polling threshold.

Two other candidates are very close: The former housing secretary Julián Castro and the entrepreneur Andrew Yang have surpassed 130,000 donors and each have three of the four qualifying polls they need. Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has also crossed the 130,000-donor mark, her campaign said Friday, but she has only one qualifying poll so far.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/politics/next-democratic-debate.html

Any of the candidates who have not yet qualified for the third debate
have until Aug. 28 to reach those benchmarks
.
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