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The 2020 candidates who have qualified for the next Democratic debate

This image is a four-way splitscreen of Booker, Warren, Harris, and Buttigieg.
Booker, Harris, Buttigieg and Warren. Photos: Scott Olson/Getty Images, Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images, and Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The fourth round of Democratic debates will be held on Oct. 15 — and possibly Oct. 16 — near Columbus, Ohio, with at least 11 candidates onstage.

How it works: This debate has the same requirements as September's. Qualifying candidates must reach 2% in 4 DNC-approved polls and draw 130,000 unique donors — including 400 donors in 20 different states. Oct. 1 is the final day to make the cut.

Why it matters: The Democrats' massive 2020 field has put pressure on the DNC to focus its primary on those who can really challenge President Trump.

Which candidates will be on stage:

  1. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  2. Sen. Cory Booker
  3. Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  4. Sen. Bernie Sanders
  5. Former Vice President Joe Biden
  6. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  7. Sen. Kamala Harris
  8. Andrew Yang
  9. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke
  10. Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro
  11. Billionaire and activist Tom Steyer

Candidates that have at least 130,000 donors but have not met the polling threshold:

  1. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
  2. Marianne Williamson

Candidates who have not met any qualifications for Ohio:

  1. Mayor Wayne Messam
  2. Former Rep. Joe Sestak
  3. Former Rep. John Delaney
  4. Rep. Tim Ryan
  5. Sen. Michael Bennet
  6. Mayor Bill de Blasio
  7. Gov. Steve Bullock

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Editor's note: This piece has been updated to reflect recent DNC requirement changes for the October debate.