December Democratic Debate Soon Approaches


By Afi Ibragimov, Staff Writer

So far, only six candidates have qualified for the December Democratic debate which will take place in Los Angeles on December nineteenth and will be sponsored by Politico and PBS Newshour.

These six candidates include former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Vermont Ind. Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

These candidates have met the qualifications needed to proceed to the next round of debate. These, and all those who will proceed need at least 200,000 unique donors, and need four percent in four national or state polls or, six percent in two polls of the early states. The early states include New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina. 

The November debate attracted more than six and a half million viewers, almost triple MSNBC’s usual prime-time audience but about twenty percent from last month’s CNN debate where more than eight million viewers tuned in. It was also the least viewed Democratic National Committee-sponsored event this year. 

“I’m excited to hear what the candidates have to say about education because that’s a big topic for me,” expressed Senior Angelina Lamanna.

“At this stage, there are so many candidates and debates that it starts to become white noise,” commented Wayne Hills history teacher Michael Shale.

Other candidates including Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, and Tom Steyer are making their way to qualify for the next round.