CNN and the Des Moines Register will host the 7th 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. This debate is schedule three weeks prior to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses. The Iowa Caucuses will be held on February 3rd, 2020.
Qualifying candidates must meet the following thresholds to participate in the January 2020 debate. The deadline is January 10, 2020.
- Five percent or more support in at least four different polls. Polls can be national or in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada. The individual polls used to qualify must be completed by four different organizations or drawn from different target states. A candidate can also quality by receiving at least 7% support in two individual single-state polls.
- In addition, candidates must prove that they have unique donations from at least 225,000 total donors with at least 1,000 each coming from 20 or more states.