Get ready for a very crowded stage in the next Democratic presidential debate, with the Democratic National Committee announcing yesterday (October 2nd) that 12 candidates have qualified, and they will all be together in one debate on October 15th. In the two debates this summer, 20 candidates were split over two nights, and the DNC had said for last month's debate that it would again be over two nights if more than 10 candidates qualified, but only 10 did. Having 12 people on stage will make it the largest presidential primary debate ever, for either party, topping 11 that the Republicans had during the 2016 GOP primary. Unless someone drops out between now and then, all 10 candidates from the last debate are in -- former VP Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. The two candidates who qualified this time but didn't in September are Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and billionaire businessman Tom Steyer