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 YangYang 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 Nevada caucuses open with a few hiccups MORE retweeted a fundraising request on Wednesday from his rival Democratic primary contender Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonDemocrats: The road to kumbaya The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Pelosi take the gloves off; DNC wants Iowa recanvass Iowa and New Hampshire haters should think twice 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 SandersSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Buttigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFive takeaways from new fundraising reports for 2020 Democrats Overnight Defense: GOP lawmaker takes unannounced trip to Syria | Taliban leader pens New York Times op-ed on peace talks | Cheney blasts paper for publishing op-ed GOP lawmaker makes unannounced trip to northeastern Syria 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.