October dates set for 4th round of Democratic primary debates
The Democratic National Committee scheduled the 4th Democratic debate nights for Oct. 15-16 in Ohio at a yet-to-be revealed location, per a Politico report.
The big picture: The October debate round has the same qualifying standards as September's: Candidates must poll at 2% in 4 DNC-approved polls and receive donations from 130,000 unique donors. The 10 candidates who made the cut for the September debate, therefore those same contenders immediately qualify October's.
- Candidates have until Oct. 1 to qualify and the second night will only happen if more than 10 meet the requirements.
- The candidates who did not make the 3rd debate now have an extra month, "meaning the stage is expected to grow," per Politico.
What's next: Media partners and location specifics are expected "in the coming days" per the DNC memo shared with presidential campaign teams.