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 YangSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence Poll: Biden leads Democratic field, Warren drops to third place MORE retweeted a fundraising request on Wednesday from his rival Democratic primary contender Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — GOP, Democrats square off at final impeachment hearing Marianne Williamson roasted for claim Trump pardoned Charles Manson Democrats take in lobbying industry cash despite pledges 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 SandersSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — House Dems charge Trump with abuse, obstruction of Congress in impeachment articles Tulsi Gabbard reacts to Afghanistan report, calls out Pete Buttigieg's McKinsey work Gabbard says she won't participate in next debate even if she qualifies 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.