Yang seeks donations for 2020 rival Marianne Williamson: 'She has much more to say'

Yang seeks donations for 2020 rival Marianne Williamson: 'She has much more to say'
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Businessman and 2020 candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangBiden campaign to take over 'Supernatural' star's Instagram for interview Hillicon Valley: Justice Department announces superseding indictment against WikiLeaks' Assange | Facebook ad boycott gains momentum | FBI sees spike in coronavirus-related cyber threats | Boston city government bans facial recognition technology The Hill's Campaign Report: Progressives feel momentum after primary night MORE retweeted a fundraising request on Wednesday from his rival Democratic primary contender Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson touts endorsements for progressive congressional candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Warren becomes latest 2020 rival to back Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden looks to stretch lead in Tuesday contests MORE, telling his followers that he hoped Williamson would remain on the debate stage.

Williamson tweeted Wednesday that her campaign was "a cool one million dollars" away from qualifying for the November debate, the cutoff for which is a week away.

"We’re a cool one million dollars away from my voice being heard in the final stretch of the campaign. Imagine TV ads about Dept. of Peace, Dept. of Children and Youth, Reparations, Whole Health Care Plan and more," she tweeted, adding, "Let’s DO this!"

Yang retweeted the message, adding, "I love Marianne - and have learned a lot from her. I hope America hears her message. She has much more to say."

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His tweet echoed Williamson's own boosting of the now-ended campaign of former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) in July, part of an unsuccessful effort to get Gravel on the debate state in the summer. Gravel ended his campaign weeks later, endorsing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump glosses over virus surge during Florida trip The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Fauci says focus should be on pausing reopenings rather than reverting to shutdowns; WHO director pleads for international unity in pandemic response Ex-Sanders aide says Biden unity task forces need to go farther MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Hawaii), two other 2020 Democratic contenders.

Williamson's unconventional campaign style led to a surge of interest in her candidacy following the July Democratic debate, though she has lagged in fundraising and polling in recent months and failed to qualify for October's debate.