Yang qualifies for third and fourth Democratic debates

White House hopeful 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 Monday that he has reached the thresholds to qualify for the third and fourth Democratic primary debates.

"We did it #YangGang! As of today, we are officially the 8th candidate to qualify for the fall debates," the entrepreneur tweeted. "We are in this for the long haul. Thank you all for your support."

Yang's announcement comes less than a month after he said he met the donor requirement for the third and fourth debates. It also comes a day ahead of the second round of primary debates, which will be held in Detroit.

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Twenty candidates are scheduled to participate in the two-night event this week, but the next rounds are expected to feature fewer contenders because of the higher thresholds.

White House hopefuls will have to amass 130,000 unique donors and receive the support of at least 2 percent of respondents in four qualifying polls to appear in the third debate on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13.

The third debate will be held in Houston at Texas Southern University, a historically black school.

Yang is the eighth candidate to qualify for the third debate, following Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Warren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE, Sens. 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.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Four companies reach 0M settlement in opioid lawsuit | Deal opens door to larger settlements | House panel to consider vaping tax | Drug pricing markup tomorrow On The Money: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism | Senate Dems signal support for domestic spending package | House panel to consider vaping tax MORE (D-Mass.), 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.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerPoll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Trump declines to participate in Weather Channel 2020 climate change special Bennet: Warren 'not being honest about' her 'Medicare for All' plan MORE (D-N.J.), 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 (D), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro has met the donor threshold but not the polling requirement.

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPoll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Robert Reich sees Democratic race as Warren, Sanders and Biden: 'Everyone else is irrelevant' Democrats lead Trump by wide margins in Minnesota MORE (D-Minn.) has met the polling threshold but not the donor requirement.

Yang, a political outsider, has seen his campaign powered by strong online support.

His signature issue, a promise of a dividend of $1,000 a month to all adults, has helped set him apart from the field.