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Stage for the record-breaking presidential primary debate

nearvideo dead line approaches for 2020 Democrats for the qualification for the fourth debate

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You have to go to a really big stage.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Wednesday announced the lineup for their Oct. 15 in the fourth round presidential primary debate, and as expected, 12 candidates have qualified, the polling and fundraising criteria.

This means that the showdown will be the largest in the presidential primary history, the peak of the 11 Republicans who looked to be in a primary debate in September 2015, according to political research of Sabato’s Crystal Ball”, a political newsletter and website.

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The dozen Democratic White house contenders made the cut, in alphabetical order – the former Vice-President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii; Sens. Kamala Harris in California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, former Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas; sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont; businessman and environmental advocate Tom Steyer; sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

The first two rounds of the debates emerging in June and July – low-skilled – were held over two consecutive nights with 10 candidates on the stage every night. The threshold values were raised for the third round of the debate, the 10 candidates facing off in a night.

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The DNC announced last week that the fourth round of the debate would be on a single night. The 10 contenders, which in September will automatically qualify for the October debate. And Gabbard, and Steyer, the cut just under the September-missed, the thresholds for qualifying for the upcoming showdown, until Tuesday’s deadline.

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Twelve candidates on the same stage at the same time for a bulky debate and a lot of bribes for the time and attention it could make.

Steyer told Fox News on Wednesday that “the DNC make decisions and I try not to think about you.”

He stressed that “the debates are a great opportunity, and that is how I hope to use them,” but haue also recognized that “if there were more people on stage, then it is more difficult, and I have to just have to deal.”

The Oct. 15 debate at Otterbein University, a liberal arts institution in Westerville, Ohio. The DNC-media-partners for the showdown are CNN and The New York Times.

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