Here are the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who will be on stage at tonight’s debate in Atlanta

Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kamala Harris participate in the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Houston

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Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kamala Harris participate in the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Houston
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  • Ten candidates have qualified for the fifth Democratic primary debate hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post tonight, November 20 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Candidates needed both 165,000 individual donors and to earn either 3% in four DNC-approved national polls or 5% in two approved early-state polls, leaving some candidates off the stage.
  • Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke dropped out of the race on November 1 after failing to qualify for the November debate and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro attained zero polls, meaning he’ll also miss the stage.
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Ten candidates have qualified for tonight’s fifth Democratic primary debate on November 20, which will be hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post in Atlanta, Georgia.

In order to qualify for the November debate, candidates needed both 165,000 individual donors and to earn either 3% in four DNC-approved national polls or 5% in two approved early-state polls from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada.

Polls released between September 13 and November 13 – the week before the debate – counted towards qualification.

So far, ten candidates have met both requirements, according to Politico’s Democratic primary poll tracker.

But the stricter polling requirements leaft some mid-tier candidates who easily qualified for the September and October debates completely off the stage.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke dropped out of the race on November 1 after failing to qualify for the November debate and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro attained zero polls, meaning he’ll also miss the stage. Castro recently threatened to drop out of the race altogether if he doesn’t raise $800,000 by Halloween.


Sen. Kamala Harris

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

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Andrew Yang

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Entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Houston, Texas, U.S.
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Read more about Andrew Yang’s campaign.


Sen. Cory Booker

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Tom Steyer

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg

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Sen. Kamala Harris

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Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Dover, New Hampshire, on September 1, 2019.
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Read more about Bernie Sanders’ campaign.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren

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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greets guests at the Polk County Democrats’ Steak Fry on September 21, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Read more about Elizabeth Warren’s campaign.


Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Biden speaks at Polk County Democrats Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa
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Read more about Joe Biden’s campaign.

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