The number of Democrats running for president is slowly starting to shrink.
On Wednesday, Kirsten Gillibrand that she was ending her campaign. Also, Wednesday was the deadline for Democrats in order to qualify for the third debate on Sept. 12.
Unlike the first two debates, two nights will not be necessary in order to fit in the candidates because only 10 were able to meet the DNC’s threshold requirements.
The DNC stated that candidates had to have 130,000 donors and have at least 2% in four party-approved polls.
The 10 who did qualify are as follows: Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, Harris, Warren, Booker, O’Rourke, Klobuchar, Yang and Castro
However, that means a handful of others didn’t meet the requirements and so therefore will not be up on the stage, including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Marianne Williamson and Michael Bennett.
Most notably, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will absent from the third debate stage. This comes after Gabbard had arguably the moment of the night in the second debate when she went after Kamala Harris for her record on crime as California’s attorney general.