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It will feature 12 candidates — the largest debate field on a single stage so far — and be held from 5 p. The debate is notable as it will be Vermont Sen. It will mark the first appearance of billionaire activist Tom Steyer. Tulsi Gabbard will also be on stage Tuesday after failing to qualify for the September debate.
Kamala Harris; Minnesota Sen.
Amy Klobuchar; former Texas Rep. Elizabeth Warren; and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. Sanders, Biden and Warren — the three highest polling candidates — will be center stage.
It will also be streamed on CNN. A fifth debate is scheduled for November in Georgia.
It's a lot to keep track of, but we're here to help. Here's TheWrap's list of everyone who is running for president so far. But he's long been a presumed frontrunner, leading many early polls.
This is his third presidential run, and for months he's been telling anyone who'll listen that he'd be the most qualified candidate for the job. He's also already been under scrutiny over criticism about his behavior with women, prompting him to post a video promising he'd be "more mindful and respectful" of a woman's "personal space.
My daddy ended up as a janitor, but his little girl got the chance to be a public school teacher, a college professor, a United States Senator — and a candidate for President of the United States. Harris is pro Medicare-for-all and raising teacher pay.
Buttigieg's platform includes a plan to further empower Black America and economic reform. O'Rourke has already made a name for himself as a record-breaking fundraiser, the subject of an HBO documentary and a favorite among Hollywood elite. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district, endorsed Bernie Sanders in , but in she's all-in on herself.
Gabbard is running on immigration and criminal justice reform. Booker plans to end mass incarceration if he were to be elected president.
If elected president, Williamson would be in favor of reparations and "economic justice for women and children. He says he'll "end reckless trade wars and expand trade," "create a universal health care system" and "launch a national AI strategy. Senate in , announced her bid on Feb.
He didn't qualify for the fourth Democratic debate but he's vowed to keep running. Wayne Messam - Democratic Candidate Entered Race: March 28, The mayor of Miramar, Florida, a city near Miami, is a first-generation American who has called for end the filibuster and erasing student debt.
Tom Steyer - Democratic Party Entered Race: July 9, The billionaire and climate change activist entered the race in July, saying in a video "if you think that there's something absolutely critical, try as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may.
And that's exactly what I'm doing. My name's Tom Steyer, and I'm running for president. Tim Ryan - Democratic Party The Ohio congressman is running a platform that includes education reform and promoting renewable energy. Bill Weld - Republican Party Entered Race: April 15, Weld is a former Governor of Massachusetts who has been on the record about his displeasure of Trump, specifically Trump's desire to be more of a "king than a president.
The country is sick of this guy's tantrum -- he's a child," he told ABC News.
Moulton told the New York Times. He announced he was dropping out of the race during an appearance on "The Rachel Maddow Show. On August 28, , she announced her withdrawal.
Now, let's go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate," she tweeted. Getty Images Independent Exited: Sept.
In August, Schultz reportedly suspended his campaigning until after Labor Day, citing medical issues. In September, Schultz cited those issues and more in a letter on his website as reasons he had to take himself out of the running.