Colorado's pair of presidential candidates have secured one more turn in the national debate spotlight.

The Democratic National Committee and CNN announced Wednesday that former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be among the 20 Democratic candidates to appear at the two-night debate to be held July 30-31 in Detroit.

Both candidates qualified by scoring at least 1% in selected recent national preference polls, although their average across several recent polls has been under 1%, according to RealClearPolitics.

Hickenlooper and Bennet will learn which night they'll appear -- either together as they did in the initial debate in Miami last month, or separately -- on Thursday in a live drawing of names by CNN.

The names will be divided up in an attempt to evenly distribute candidates with high and low polling numbers.

Organizers of the first debate were criticized because most of the front-running candidates appeared together on the debate's second night, along with the two Coloradans.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will join the Detroit debate lineup after being shut out in Miami, which led his campaign to complain about "arbitrary" debate rules.

Also chosen to appear in Detroit: Joe Biden, former vice president; Cory Booker, U.S. senator from New Jersey; Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana, mayor; Julian Castro, former secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor; John Delaney, former U.S. congressman from Maryland. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. congresswoman from Hawaii; Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. senator from New York; Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California; Jay Inslee, Washington governor; Amy Klobuchar, U.S. senator from Minnesota; Beto O’Rourke, former U.S. congressman from Texas; Tim Ryan, U.S. congressman from Ohio; Bernie Sanders, U.S. senator from Vermont; Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts; Marianne Williamson, spiritual healer; and Andrew Yang, entrepreneur.

Not making the cut: Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel; U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts; and Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam. Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and billionaire activist Tom Steyer entered the race too recently to be included.

And California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who appeared in the Miami debate, has since dropped out of the race.

Hickenlooper and Bennet will have a tougher time making it to the stage for the next rounds of debates in September and October as qualifying rules get tougher.

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