Thanks to stricter requirements from the , the next will be much smaller than the three-hour, two-night, 20-candidate that took place this week.
Democratic candidates are preparing for the third set of debates, to be hosted by on Sept. 12 and 13 at in Houston.
The presidential hopefuls were looking ahead even before the second set of debates finished on Wednesday. Several of the 20 participants mentioned their websites onstage and urged viewers to support them so they can make it to the next round.
Despite their efforts, some won’t make due to the Democratic National Committee’s restrictions on who can qualify.
As of July 31, only the seven front-runners ― Former Vice President Joe Biden;