Andrew Yang says his campaign raised $1.7 million in two months

Democratic presidential hopeful and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangOn The Money: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism | Senate Dems signal support for domestic spending package | House panel to consider vaping tax Sanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race MORE announced Tuesday that his campaign raised $1.7 million in February and March.

In a press release, Yang's campaign said that they had received contributions from more than 80,000 individual donors, with an average donation of $17.92, over those two months.

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The number of individual donors means Yang has cleared the threshold to participate in the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.

The statement was released ahead of April 15, the deadline for fundraising filings for the first-quarter.

Yang has sought to carve himself a niche among 2020 candidates with his policy positions such as his proposal for a universal basic income.

Several other presidential hopefuls have shared their first quarter donation hauls this week.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Hillicon Valley: Facebook removes Russian, Iranian accounts trying to interfere in 2020 | Zuckerberg on public relations blitz | Uncertainty over Huawei ban one month out Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race MORE announced that his campaign raised $7 million in the first quarter.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisClinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Poll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Trump declines to participate in Weather Channel 2020 climate change special MORE (D-Calif.) share that her campaign raised $12 million in the first quarter of 2019, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Sanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Democratic strategist: Sanders seeking distance from Warren could 'backfire' MORE (I-Vt.) announced a $18.2 million haul.