Steyer qualifies for November debate, campaign says

Steyer qualifies for November debate, campaign says
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Presidential candidate Tom SteyerTom SteyerOvernight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline Six things to watch as California heads for recall election MORE has qualified for the November Democratic primary debate, his campaign announced Sunday.

Steyer received 4 percent support in South Carolina in a Fox News poll released Sunday, which counts as his fourth qualifying poll needed to take on the debate stage next month.

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“Tom’s support is accelerating faster than any other candidate in the field in the early states where voters have had a chance to hear his message," Steyer's Campaign Manager Heather Hargreaves said in the press release. "Tom is surging because he’s not part of the establishment and his message of ending the corporate takeover of our government is resonating."

The billionaire philanthropist is the seventh candidate to qualify for the November debate, along with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren: Canceling K in student debt could 'transform an entire generation' 10 books that take readers inside the lives of American leaders Schumer leaves door open for second vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersProtect women's right to choose how and when they work Senate braces for a nasty debt ceiling fight Schumer leaves door open for second vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (I-Vt.), South Bend mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - High-profile COVID-19 infections spark new worries Buttigieg says he'd go on space flight 'in a heartbeat' Biden signs sweeping order to bolster US competition, target big business MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRon Johnson: 'I may not be the best candidate' for 2022 midterms Poll: Potential Sununu-Hassan matchup in N.H. a dead heat  Biden's belated filibuster decision: A pretense of principle at work MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDemocrats criticize FBI's handling of tip line in Kavanaugh investigation Biden: Republicans who say Democrats want to defund the police are lying For true American prosperity, make the child tax credit permanent MORE (D-N.J.).

Steyer will also appear on the stage in October in Ohio with 11 other candidates.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) intensified the qualifications to receive a place on stage for the fifth Democratic presidential debate.

Candidates need 165,000 unique donors, including 600 per state in at least 20 states. They also need to reach at least 3 percent in four or more polls or 5 percent in two single-state polls in early primary states.