O’Malley May Not Qualify for Next Dem Debate

Martin O’Malley may not qualify for the next Democratic presidential debate. Under the NBC News debate criteria, the former Maryland governor would need to reach 5 percent either nationally or in Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina, in order to qualify for the Jan. 17 event. But, as CNN notes, O’Malley is at exactly 5 percent in Iowa and below that number nationally and in the other states. If his poll numbers drop, he will not make the debate—leaving just Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as the sole participants.