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NBC news on Friday announced which Democrats will take the stage each night of the first debate , Elizabeth Warren will share the stage with Beto o'rourke and Cory Booker the first night making Warren the only top tier candidates that means the Massachusetts senator won't get a chance to go up against the front runner Joe Biden how you doing the former VP will instead share the stage with senator Bernie Sanders and south bend Indiana mayor Pete put a judge on the second night the line ups came one day after the Democratic National Committee announced to made the cuts it laid out some rules to narrow down the pool to twenty candidates in our party for example candidates must have won a minimum of one percent support in three polls and donations from at least sixty five thousand people including two hundred donors in twenty seven states all this worked some criticism within the party Reuters ginger Gibson it was meant to keep out some of the long shot fringe candidates , once you don't really stand much of a chance %HESITATION and it was thought that a big debate stage would allow some of the lesser known maybe office holders like a governor %HESITATION to get some name recognition and it seems the opposite has happened to decide the match ups the host NBC said candidates names were drawn randomly in a lottery and one representative of each of the qualifying campaign was invited to attend the draw along with officials from the DNC the debates will take place in Miami later this month