Yang qualifies for December Democratic debate

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Yang is the seventh candidate to qualify for the debate, which is slated to take place in Los Angeles on Dec. 19. The six other candidates who have already secured their spots on stage are former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits 'radical left,' news media, China in Independence Day address Kaepernick on July Fourth: 'We reject your celebration of white supremacy' Jaime Harrison seeks to convince Democrats he can take down Lindsey Graham MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed plane Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDemocrats: A moment in history, use it wisely The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Rodney Davis says most important thing White House can do on COVID-19 is give consistent messaging; US new cases surpass 50k for first time The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus MORE (D-Minn.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Jacksonville mandates face coverings as GOP convention approaches Steyer endorses Markey in Massachusetts Senate primary Celebrities fundraise for Markey ahead of Massachusetts Senate primary MORE.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJaime Harrison seeks to convince Democrats he can take down Lindsey Graham Senators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter MORE (D-Calif.) had qualified for the debate. But she ended her campaign last week amid waning electoral prospects, consequently forfeiting her place on the debate stage.


To make the December debate, candidates have to amass the support of at least 200,000 unique donors and register the support of at least 4 percent of respondents in four Democratic National Committee-approved polls or 6 percent in two approved early-state polls.

Candidates have until the end of Thursday to qualify.

Yang crossed the donor threshold months ago. A survey from Quinnipiac University Poll released on Tuesday gave him his fourth qualifying survey and, as a result, a spot on the December debate stage.

Yang entered the Democratic nominating contest more than two years ago as mostly an unknown, pitching a form of universal basic income dubbed the “Freedom Dividend,” a $1,000-per-month payment to every U.S. adult.

Yang has continued to gain a following since launching his campaign.

He’s earned the right to appear at every primary debate so far and has outraised some of his more well-known rivals. In the third fundraising quarter of 2019, Yang brought in $9.9 million, outpacing high-profile candidates like Klobuchar and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Joe Biden must release the results of his cognitive tests — voters need to know GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday MORE (D-N.J.).

--Updated at 3:49 p.m.