ABC Confirms That One More Qualifying Candidate Will Mean Two Nights Of Debates

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 31: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (4th L) speaks while Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) (L-R), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), former housing secretary Julian Castro, f... DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 31: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (4th L) speaks while Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) (L-R), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), former housing secretary Julian Castro, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) , former tech executive Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio listen during Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The third round of Democratic debates, hosted by ABC News, will take place in Houston on September 12 — and September 13, if one more candidate qualifies.

So far, 10 have: former Vice President Joe Biden, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

According to the New York Times, billionaire Tom Steyer is only one poll away from qualifying and has met the donor threshold. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is two polls short and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is short three polls and 20,000 donors.

The moderators will be chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.

Here’s everything you need to know about the debate.

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