Whip list: Who’s clinched a spot in the 2020 Democratic debates

crowded field of two dozen Democrats is jostling for one of the 20 spots in the debates set to kick off in late June, in what could provide a make-or-break moment for the campaigns.

To qualify, a candidate has to either receive donations from at least 65,000 individual donors or register 1 percent support in three polls approved by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

{mosads}The DNC has said it will prioritize candidates who meet both thresholds if more than 20 contenders hit at least one of the qualifications and could then use a series of tiebreakers to further narrow down the field.

Here is where 2020 contenders stand in terms of getting themselves to the debate stage. 

Met both fundraising and polling thresholds

Former Vice President Joe Biden 

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Author Marianne Williamson

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang 

Met only polling threshold

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

*Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)

Met only fundraising threshold


Met neither threshold

**Montana Gov. Steve Bullock 

Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska)

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)

Miramar, Fla. Mayor Wayne Messam  

*The information is based on available reports. The campaigns did not immediately reply to request for comment from The Hill.

** Bullock reached 1 percent support in three polls, but the DNC has said it would not count one of those three surveys — an ABC News-Washington Post poll from January. Many outlets, including The Hill, had counted that survey as one of Bullock’s three qualifying polls.

–This list was updated on June 10

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