Clinton camp says 'all three candidates' should debate in S.C.

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"We believe all three candidates should participate in the South Carolina debate, and oppose any criteria that might leave someone excluded," says Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon on Twitter.

  • NBC said today to qualify for Jan. 17 debate, candidates must average 5% nationally or in Iowa, N.H., or S.C. in five most recent recognized polls (link to list)
  • Democratic candidate Martin O'Malley averages 6.3% in Iowa, 3.5% nationally, 2.5% in S.C., and 2.3% in N.H. in Real Clear Politics average

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Check out which candidates have already dropped out of the race for the White House:

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Clinton camp says 'all three candidates' should debate in S.C.

Jim Webb: Dropped out in September after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Rick Perry: Dropped out in September after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Lincoln Chafee: Dropped out in October after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Lawrence Lessig: Dropped out in November after pursuing the Democratic party nomination

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Bobby Jindal: Dropped out in November after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Lindsey Graham: Dropped out in December after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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George Pataki: Dropped out in December after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Mike Huckabee: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Rand Paul: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Martin O'Malley: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Democratic party nomination.

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Rick Santorum: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination​

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Carly Fiorina: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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Chris Christie: Dropped out in February after pursuing the Republican party nomination

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