Democratic National Committee (DNC)

Top Dems see growing chance of brokered convention

The fiserv.forum, the site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, is seen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The fiserv.forum, the site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo: Kamil Krzacynski/AFP/Getty Images

Well-wired Democrats say that the massive 2020 primary field means that the nominee may still be unclear when Democrats head to Milwaukee for their mid-July convention.

"In this new political environment and with changes in technology, there are fewer barriers to entry for candidates to enter and remain in the race. These changes encourage more candidates to enter the race and stay in longer."
— said Doug Sosnik, former White House political director for President Clinton

Which 2020 candidates have qualified for the debates

Marianne Williamson; Pete Buttigieg; Cory Booker; Tulsi Gabbard. Photos: Getty Images

As the Democratic field has expanded to 22 candidates running for the 2020 ticket, 18 people have now met the threshold to qualify for the first Democratic debate scheduled in late June.

Driving the news: Spiritual-guru and best-selling self-help author Marianne Williamson's campaign announced on Thursday that she met the 65,000 unique donor mark — with more than 200 donors in 43 states. Williamson has collected upwards of $1.5 million in fundraising, but still falls below 1% in the polls.