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 YangBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Yang: Trump followers 'kind of like me' Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Bezos phone breach raises fears over Saudi hacking | Amazon seeks to halt Microsoft's work on 'war cloud' | Lawmakers unveil surveillance reform bill 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 Devi HarrisHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report California Democrat Christy Smith launches first TV ad in bid for Katie Hill's former House seat Steyer spokesperson: 'I don't think necessarily that Tom has bought anything' 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.”

Seven other candidates have already qualified for the November debate: Harris, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report Biden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Warren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald MORE (I-Vt.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Trump to hold rally on eve of New Hampshire primary MORE, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' Booker ahead of Trump impeachment trial: 'History has its eyes on us' MORE (D-N.J.) and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerSteyer unveils criminal justice reform plan Trump sets record for tweets as president on day House makes impeachment case Steyer spokesperson: 'I don't think necessarily that Tom has bought anything' MORE