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Tech Entrepreneur and Democrat presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has crossed the finish line to qualify for the Party’s next debate with a two percent rating in a major poll.
Yang - Second - Debate - Thresholds - Thursday
Yang crossed the second of two required debate thresholds on Thursday when he polled at 2 percent in a Monmouth University poll in Iowa. He had previously received at least 2 percent in three other polls approved by the Democratic National Committee and has hit the required 130,000 unique donor mark.
At the other end of the spectrum, onetime Democratic phenom Beto O’Rourke was eclipsed by Yang in the first-in-the-nation voting state, clocking in at under 1 percent.
Yang - Candidate - Pair - Debates - Mid-September
Yang is the ninth candidate to qualify for a pair of debates: one in mid-September and one sometime in October. He joins Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on stage.
The poll also noted that Tom Steyer was at 3 percent in a third qualifying poll for the fall debate.
Deadline - September - Democrat - Debate - August
The deadline for qualifying for the September Democrat debate is August 28.
“Both the September and October debates are expected to have fewer candidates qualify than the...
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