Capitol Report: Here are all of the Democrats running for president, as a dozen get ready for Tuesday debate in Ohio
The debate stage on Tuesday night in Westerville, Ohio, will look crowded, as a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls take part in the matchup, breaking a record for the number of participants.
But the overall field remains even larger, remaining as of Monday at a still-high level of 19. It has contracted only modestly in the past three months, with seven politicians dropping out of the race for the party’s 2020 nomination.
The other Democrats seeking to take on President Donald Trump next year include Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent; Sen. Kamala Harris of California; and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Author and activist Marianne Williamson and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro also remain in the mix.
In September, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio became the most recent politician to exit the race, saying “it is clearly not my time.” His announcement followed departures in August by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The dozen Democrats who have qualified for Tuesday’s debate are Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg, Harris, Yang, Castro, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer. The matchup is set to break the record for the number of candidates appearing on a stage at once, topping the prior mark of 11 that was set by a Republican debate in 2015.
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