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Steyer qualifies for November debate, campaign says

Steyer qualifies for November debate, campaign says
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Presidential candidate Tom SteyerTom SteyerBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Late donor surges push election spending projections to new heights New voters surge to the polls 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 BidenBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSchwarzenegger says he would 'absolutely' help Biden administration Disney chair says he would consider job in Biden administration if asked Despite veto threat, Congress presses ahead on defense bill MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders press secretary: 'Principal concern' of Biden appointments should be policy DeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump MORE (I-Vt.), South Bend mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegJuan Williams: Clyburn is my choice as politician of the year 'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden says family will avoid business conflicts Biden says China must play by 'international norms' MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerJudge whose son was killed by gunman: 'Federal judiciary is under attack' Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Policy center calls for new lawmakers to make diverse hires 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.