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WESTERVILLE, Ohio — On Tuesday, October 15, the top 12 front-runners for the Democratic party will take the stage at Otterbein University, just outside of Columbus.

The debate will begin at 7 p.m. Central Time and will air on CNN and stream online on CNN.com.

The 12 candidates chosen to take part in the debate had to meet certain donor requirements by October 1, according to Time Magazine.  Each one had to have donors in at least 130,000 donors in at least 20 states with 400 unique donors per state.  In addition, each candidate had to have at least 2% support in polls approved by the Democratic National Committee.

These are the candidates taking the stage:

  • Joe Biden
  • Cory Booker
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Julián Castro
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Kamala Harris
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Tom Steyer
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Andrew Yang
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