Democrats debate dilemma
21 candidates have passed a modest qualification threshold for the July debates.
The candidates have either hitting 1 percent in three qualifying polls or getting 65,000 donors.
That’s one more candidate than the Democratic National Committee has said it will allow on stage across the two nights.
Someone has to get cut.
The DNC’s tiebreakers prioritize candidates who hit both the polling and financial thresholds.
That's followed by candidates who only have the polling benchmark, sorted by poll average, and then candidates who have hit only the donor mark.
So far, 14 candidates have passed the threshold and 7 are left to duke it out for six spots.