9 Candidates Now Qualify for Debate 3
Today, Andrew Yang became the 9th candidate to qualify for the third Democratic Presidential debate. After reaching the required thresholds for donors (130,000 donors from 20 states), he also hit the polling threshold (at least 2% in four qualified polls). Andrew Yang will be joining Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Congressman Beto O'Rourke on the stage when all 9+ candidates debate in Houston on September 12th and 13th (if more than ten candidates qualify).
Additionally, there are three candidates on the cusp of qualifying for the third debate hitting one of the two qualifying thresholds: Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer. These candidates have either reached the 130,000 donor threshold or the 2% polling threshold but not both. If more than one of these candidates qualifies, then there will be two nights of debates. If 10 or fewer candidates qualify, then there will only be one debate night on Sept 12th. Candidates who fail to meet the threshold by Aug 28th should not despair as the same qualification threshold holds for the fourth debates in October.
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