Steyer qualifies for November debate, campaign says

Steyer qualifies for November debate, campaign says
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Presidential candidate Tom SteyerTom SteyerCalifornia Democrats back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Steyer endorses reparations bill, commits to working with Jackson Lee Progressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters 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 BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenNew poll shows Markey with wide lead over Kennedy in Massachusetts Trump and allies grapple with how to target Harris Chris Wallace: Kamala Harris 'not far to the left despite what Republicans are gonna try to say' MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech Trump and allies grapple with how to target Harris Chris Wallace: Kamala Harris 'not far to the left despite what Republicans are gonna try to say' MORE (I-Vt.), South Bend mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence California Democrats back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCandidates on Biden's VP list were asked what they thought Trump would nickname them as part of process: report Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Election security advocates see strong ally in Harris MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOn The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates Booker hits back at Trump tweet, mocks misspelling of name 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.