September 9, 2019
Tom Steyer has become the 11th candidate to qualify for the October Democratic debate. He has now received the required 2% support in four qualifying polls, after a Nevada poll released this past weekend.
Steyer will join the 10 Democrats that qualified for both of the fall debates, including one this Thursday in Houston. With the total qualifiers now exceeding 10, the October debate will likely return to a two-night format, although this has not yet been announced by the DNC. It is scheduled on October 15 and/or 16 from an Ohio location yet to be announced.
Other candidates have until October 1 to make the debate stage. In addition to four qualifying polls, participants must have at least 130,000 unique donors. Both Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson have met the fundraising requirement, but both are short of the required polls. Gabbard has two, Williamson one.