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Politics New criteria announced for New Hampshire debate

07:10  18 january  2020
07:10  18 january  2020 Source:   politico.com

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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced new criteria for its debate ahead of the New Hampshire primary next month, potentially giving an opportunity for more candidates to qualify for the forum.

The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced two pathways to qualifying for the next presidential primary debate in New Hampshire on Feb. 7, but they are unlikely to winnow the field of candidates any further.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Democratic presidential candidates participate in the PBS NewsHour and POLITICO hosted primary debate in December.© Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidates participate in the PBS NewsHour and POLITICO hosted primary debate in December.

Candidates can qualify through one of two ways: hitting roughly the same polling and donor marks set for the January debate, or winning at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention out of the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3.

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The criteria announced on Friday are for the coming debate in New Hampshire , which will be hosted by ABC News, WMUR-TV and Apple News on Feb. 7, four days before the New Hampshire primary. The D.N.C. has not released its criteria for the two subsequent debates , which will take place later in

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York dropped out last week after failing to qualify for the September debate and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey sent a message to supporters over the weekend, saying that The D.N.C.’s announcement may begin a new cycle of protests and recriminations from

To qualify via the polling and donor route, candidates need to hit 5 percent in at least four polls approved by the DNC, or 7 percent in two early-state polls, and received donations from 225,000 unique individuals. Unlike for previous debates, polls from Iowa won't count toward qualifying: The only polls that will count are national, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina surveys from a list of pre-approved pollsters.

The polling window has also shifted since the debate this week in Iowa. Polls must publicly be released between Dec. 13 and Feb. 6, the day before the New Hampshire debate, which is co-sponsored by ABC News, WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., and Apple News. The debate will be held at St. Anslem College, just outside Manchester.

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The Iowa Democratic Party is expected to calculate and report how many delegates each candidate has won the night of the caucuses, a DNC official said. Historically, it is rare for more than three candidates to win delegates in Iowa.

The new thresholds are unlikely to winnow the debate stage any further, unless a candidate drops out of the race on their own volition before Feb. 7. All six of the candidates who participated in the January debate — Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren — have already qualified for the next debate, according to POLITICO’s tracking of public polling and donor information.

Andrew Yang, who for the first time in January failed to qualify for a debate, has already hit the donor threshold and has two of the four polls needed to make it on stage.

Yang’s campaign was critical of the DNC after he missed the January debate, alluding to tensions still simmering from the 2016 election between Sanders and Hillary Clinton. But Yang himself projected confidence that he’ll return.

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The 2016 New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, which took place on February 9, was the second major vote of the cycle. Donald Trump was declared the winner with 35.3% of the popular vote

The New Hampshire Primary debate will air on ABC in partnership with WMUR-TV and Apple News on February 7. Moderators will be announced at a later date. The DNC previously also announced Democratic presidential debates in Nevada on February 19 and South Carolina on February 29

“That’s the last debate I’ll miss,” Yang tweeted on Wednesday, the morning after the last debate. “Missing a debate has destroyed other campaigns. It fuels ours.”

The only other candidate who has a single qualifying poll is former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, but he is unlikely to qualify for the debate. He is not accepting contributions, which closes off the polling and donor route to him, even though he has already cleared the polling threshold.

Bloomberg also isn't a candidate in Iowa: He's skipping the four early states and has poured hundreds of millions into the rest of the contests, with a particular focus on the March 3 Super Tuesday states.

Bloomberg missing the January debate — and now expected absence from the Feb. 7 debate — has irked some of his competitors, who have accused him of running an imperial campaign and not engaging with the rest of the field. It even drew a taunt from President Donald Trump, who tweeted the former New York mayor is a “terrible debater” who doesn’t want to be on stage.

“I want to debate, but I don't qualify because I've never taken a penny in contributions from anyone,” Bloomberg shot back. “Not even a ‘very small loan’ of a million dollars.”

There will be two additional debates in February: one on Feb. 19 in Las Vegas and another in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 25. Details on how to qualify for those debates have not yet been announced. At least two additional debates are expected to be scheduled after February.

The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary .
It kicks off a trio of debates ahead of the early-state primaries and caucuses.Scheduled just days after Iowa’s caucuses and less than a week before New Hampshire’s February 11 primary, the debate, hosted by ABC, WMUR-TV, and Apple News, is poised to inform last-minute voter decisions both in the state and across the country. As Vox’s Ella Nilsen reports, roughly two-thirds of voters in New Hampshire still haven’t made a final decision about their top candidate. It’s possible candidates’ last-ditch debate appearances — and arguments — could make the difference.

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