Tulsi Gabbard is only 371 delegates away from qualifying for next debate
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, photo by AFGE (2013 Civil Rights Luncheon) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) needs to pick up just 371 more delegates before 9 AM on March 15 to qualify to appear on stage at the next Democratic presidential debate. The debate will be held that evening.


The DNC just released the rules for its next debate. Candidates will need to have won at least 20 percent of all the currently-awarded delegates from all the state and territory primaries and caucuses held so far, CNN reports.

CBS News' Kabir Khanna does the math:

The Congresswoman from Hawaii currently has two delegates from American Samoa.

"Biden and Sanders have already met the threshold to qualify for the Arizona debate," says CNN, which will co-host the debate in Arizona with Univision.