The 20 Democratic candidates who qualified for the debates and how they will be split up between two nights

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  • The Democratic National Committee released the lineups of who will be on the stage each night of the first Democratic debates in Miami on June 26 and 27.
  • The 20 candidates who qualified will be split evenly between the two nights.
  • In order to qualify for the first debates, candidates had to either reach 1% in three DNC-approved polls, obtain 65,000 unique donors from 20 states, or achieve both.
  • The debates will be moderated by five NBC and MSNBC hosts: Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, and José Díaz-Balart.
  • Here’s how the field of candidates is split between the two nights.
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The Democratic National Committee released the lineups for who will be on the stage each night of the first Democratic debates in Miami on June 26 and 27.

The 20 candidates who qualified will be split evenly between the two nights, NBC announced. In order to qualify for the first debates, candidates had to either reach 1% in three DNC-approved polls, obtain 65,000 unique donors from 20 states, or achieve both.


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Out of all 24 declared Democratic candidates, 14 met both the polling and the donor requirements, and an additional six qualified for the debates on the basis of polling.

Four candidates, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, and Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam, will not be on the stage this month but still have a shot at qualifying for the next debates in July.

The debates will be moderated by five NBC and MSNBC hosts: Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, and José Díaz-Balart.

Debating on June 26:

Debating on June 27:

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