Castro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro qualified for the third Democratic presidential primary debates in September with a new CNN poll that showed him with at least 2 percent support.

Castro had met the 130,000-donor requirement set by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and has now notched at least 2 percent in four DNC-approved polls, meeting the two requirements needed to make it to stage next month as well as in October.

Castro qualified after he received 2 percent in a CNN poll released early Tuesday that was conducted between Aug. 15 and Aug. 18.

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Castro is now the 10th 2020 Democrat to meet the requirements for the September debate, along with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden'Where's your spoon?' What we didn't learn in the latest debate Sanders nabs endorsement from Congressional Hispanic Caucus member Poll: Sanders holds 7-point lead in crucial California primary MORE, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe CNN signs Andrew Yang as contributor Bloomberg qualifies for South Carolina primary debate MORE (N.J.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' San Diego Union-Tribune endorses Buttigieg 'Where's your spoon?' What we didn't learn in the latest debate MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris5 takeaways from Las Vegas debate California lawmakers mark Day of Remembrance for Japanese internment Democratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe MORE (Calif.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWarren declines to disavow super PAC that supports her San Diego Union-Tribune endorses Buttigieg 'Where's your spoon?' What we didn't learn in the latest debate MORE (Minn.), former Texas Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCNN signs Andrew Yang as contributor Krystal Ball: Voters are coming to their own judgements about who is electable Warren campaign to host series of events in Texas MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNevada Democratic debate draws record-breaking 19.7 million viewers 'Where's your spoon?' What we didn't learn in the latest debate Ocasio-Cortez defends Warren against 'misogynist trope' MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren declines to disavow super PAC that supports her San Diego Union-Tribune endorses Buttigieg 'Where's your spoon?' What we didn't learn in the latest debate MORE (Mass.) and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Roger Stone gets over three years in prison; Brutal night for Bloomberg Analysis: Democratic presidential campaigns score high on cybersecurity The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg in the spotlight for Nevada debate MORE.

Candidates have until Aug. 28 to qualify for the third debate, which is set to take place on Sept. 12.

"We just proved that someone who wasn't born a frontrunner, who's from an immigrant family, who was raised by a single mom can become president too. !Vamonos!," Castro said in an email to supporters.

Billionaire Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerKlobuchar rolls out ads in Super Tuesday states Poll: Democrats trail Trump in Wisconsin, lead in Michigan and Pennsylvania Bloomberg, Sanders, Biden beat Trump in head-to-heads in North Carolina: poll MORE is one poll away from qualifying after reaching the fundraising threshold. 

Other candidates are further behind. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardBloomberg, Sanders, Biden beat Trump in head-to-heads in North Carolina: poll Sanders takes lead in new Hill/HarrisX poll The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg to face off with rivals at Nevada debate MORE (D-Hawaii) also received 2 percent in the new CNN poll, leaving her now two polls short of reaching the debate stage. Gabbard has already reached out the donor threshold.

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