Seven Democrats will debate in New Hampshire four days before first presidential primary

The Democratic Party will hold its eighth presidential primary debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Feb. 7.

Seven candidates qualified for the debate: former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, investor Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and businessman Andrew Yang.

Yang was the only candidate to qualify who did not participate in the Des Moines debate in January.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard crossed the donor threshold but only had two qualifying polls showing 5 percent support or more. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg reached the polling threshold but did not meet the donor requirements for the debate. He has declined to accept any contributions to his campaign.

The donor requirement was eliminated from the qualifying criteria for the next debate on Feb. 19 in Las Vegas.

Linsey Davis, David Muir, George Stephanopoulos, Adam Sexton, and Monica Hernandez will moderate Friday night’s debate, which takes place at St. Anselm College at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The New Hampshire primary will be held four days later on Feb. 11.

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