Klobuchar qualifies for November debate

Klobuchar qualifies for November debate

White House hopeful Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap MORE (D-Minn.) has qualified for November’s debate, becoming the ninth presidential contender to secure a spot on stage.

The Minnesota Democrat said she qualified after she got 3 percent support in a new Quinnipiac University poll that was released Thursday morning. 

ADVERTISEMENT

To make the debate stage next month, 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 by Nov. 13 at 11:59 p.m.

The Quinnipiac University poll is the fourth one Klobuchar needed. Her campaign has already announced it has hit the donor threshold.

“We just qualified for the November Democratic debate! Thanks to everyone for working so hard, making a small donation, and helping us grow our momentum. We’ve made so much progress, but we need to keep going,” Klobuchar tweeted.

The debate, which is sponsored by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will be held on Nov. 20 in Georgia, though the venue and exact format have still not yet been announced. The moderators will be NBC News’s Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker, MSNBC’s Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowTlaib says she held Omar's hand during 'triggering' moments at Trump's State of the Union speech Schiff: Bolton 'refused' to submit affidavit on Trump's involvement in Ukraine controversy Tlaib says mention of Kavanaugh was 'trigger' to walk out of Trump speech MORE and The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker.

Klobuchar will join former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCandidates face pressure to exit presidential race Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap Bloomberg called Warren 'scary,' knocked Obama's first term in leaked audio MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter Clyburn: Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates MORE (D-Calif.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocrats' Obama-to-Sanders shift on charter schooling This week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter MORE (D-N.J.) billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerCandidates face pressure to exit presidential race The South Carolina Democratic primary will be decided by black women Poll: Biden's lead narrows to 4 points over Sanders in South Carolina MORE and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday Yang calls on someone to 'pull an Andrew Yang' and bow out of 2020 race Yang criticizes caucus voting method, says they don't encourage high voter turnout MORE at next month’s debate. 

Klobuchar, who for months had stagnated in the polls, has enjoyed a surge of attention and fundraising following last week’s debate in Ohio in which she cast herself as a centrist alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the field’s front-runners, and employed attacked progressive policies like “Medicare for All.” 

The Democratic National Committee will have the final say over who qualifies for the debate.