Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Party
Come down to the NIC Student Union Building on October 15, 2019 at 5 pm for a Debate Party hosted by the NC Young Democrats.
Otterbein University in Ohio is hosting the 4th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on Tuesday, October 15. The live debate on CNN will be televised from 5-7 PM PST. Twelve candidates qualified for the debate including Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang. The two additional candidates are Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and billionaire hedge fund investor Tom Steyer. Unfortunately, these two candidates did not qualify to participate in the September debate.
The Democratic National Committee set pre-qualifications for appearing in this debate. First, the DNC required that each candidate meet specific polling criteria. The criteria required qualifying candidates to demonstrate their viability by amassing at least 130,000 individual donors. In addition to polling data, qualified candidates had to show that they had grassroots support by receiving at least 2 percent in four or more qualifying polls.