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

Democratic presidential hopeful and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Democratic governors fizzle 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 ButtigiegGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Buttigieg unveils plan to strengthen mental health care, fight addiction MORE announced that his campaign raised $7 million in the first quarter.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate MORE (D-Calif.) share that her campaign raised $12 million in the first quarter of 2019, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE (I-Vt.) announced a $18.2 million haul.