To be a viable candidate for the Nevada debate, candidates must meet the following criteria by the February 18 deadline. There are three viable paths for qualifying: (Source: BallotPedia.org).
- Receive at least one pledged delegate in the Iowa caucuses or New Hampshire primary;
- Receive 10 percent support in four national, South Carolina, or Nevada polls; or
- Receive 12 percent support in two South Carolina or Nevada polls.
As of Tuesday, February 18, the following six candidates have qualified to participate: