Two Democratic candidates have qualified to participate in this debate:
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To be included in tonight’s debate, a candidate needed to meet either a delegate or polling threshold, as determined by the DNC. Hawaii Reo. Tulsi Gabbard is still running for the presidency, but she did not meet the DNC’s requirement to participate in the debate, which states that a candidate needs at least 20% of delegates awarded so far. Gabbard has two delegates so far.
The debate between Sen.