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Yang becomes eighth Democrat to qualify for November presidential debate

Yang becomes eighth Democrat to qualify for November presidential debate
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Former tech executive Andrew YangAndrew YangPelosi spars with CNN's Blitzer over COVID-19 aid: 'You really don't know what you're talking about' The shape of guaranteed income Biden's latest small business outreach is just ... awful MORE became the eighth candidate to qualify for the fifth Democratic presidential debate next month after a poll released on Tuesday showed him with 3 percent support nationally. 

To make the debate stage in November, candidates have to amass support from at least 165,000 unique donors and register at least 3 percent in four qualifying polls or 5 percent in two early-state polls. 

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Yang had already surpassed the donor threshold. His campaign said last week that more than 300,000 individuals had contributed to his presidential bid. 

And a survey from Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday gave him the fourth qualifying survey he needed to make the cut for the November debate. That poll showed him with 3 percent support, tied with Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter As VP Kamala Harris could be a powerful voice for women's retirement security The clock is ticking and Trump is still taking a shellacking MORE (D-Calif.) for fifth place in the Democratic nominating contest.

Yang celebrated the debate qualification in a tweet on Tuesday, saying that his campaign’s “momentum is growing every day.”

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