DNC Nixes “Undercard” Debates For WH Candidates

There will be no “kids table” debates for Democrats like we saw with Republicans in 2016.

Politico reports:

With the prospect of upward of 20 Democrats running for president in 2020, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez announced on Thursday that the party would split up candidates by random selection and host debates on consecutive nights if there were too many candidates.

The DNC chairman said that not every Democrat running for president will automatically qualify for the debate or debates. There will be a viability threshold but Perez emphasized it would not be based only on polling numbers, as the Republicans did in 2016.

The first of 12 planned debates will be in June.