Klobuchar qualifies for November debate

Klobuchar qualifies for November debate

White House hopeful Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Lobbying world 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. 

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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 MaddowHere are top contenders to be Biden's VP Juan Williams: We must not become numb to Trump's abnormality Mary Trump claims she's heard Trump use racist, anti-Semitic slurs: He's 'virulently racist' MORE and The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker.

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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.