CNN announced the list of Democratic candidates who will face off in Tuesday’s final primary debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
Saturday’s announcement narrowed the field to just six candidates, making it the smallest debate stage in the race thus far. (RELATED: Here’s What Celebs Are Dying To Ask The Democratic Candidates)
The following candidates have qualified for the 7th debate on Tuesday night:
Vice President Joe Biden
Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Mr. Tom Steyer
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) January 11, 2020
Those who made the cut were former Vice President Joe Biden, Indiana’s “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, entrepreneur Tom Steyer, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
While even the reduced field still includes two women and one openly gay man, there were some who immediately responded to the lack of racial diversity on the stage.
Ladies & gentlemen, I regret to inform you the whites are at it again https://t.co/N7eRtvvTbi
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) January 11, 2020
Analysis: Only white candidates have qualified for the Democrats’ January debate https://t.co/OwkVTGvTIg
— Microsoft News (@microsoftnews) January 11, 2020
Among those who did not make the cut — but are still actively campaigning — are entrepreneur Andrew Yang, billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker