De Blasio, Gillibrand fail to qualify for next Democratic primary debate, Booker qualifies: report

Andrew Weber
August 28, 2019 - 9:12 am
Bill de Blasio

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand failed to qualify for the next Democratic presidential primary debate in September after not meeting necessary polling and donor thresholds by the deadline Wednesday, reports Axios.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be one of ten candidates on stage in the third round of debates on Sept. 12 in Houston.

The candidates were required to reach two percent in at least four DNC-approved polls and have 130,000 individual donors give to their campaigns, including 400 donors in 20 different states.

De Blasio and Booker polled at one percent in a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, while Gillibrand failed to even reach one percent.

Neither de Blasio nor Gillibrand received the support of a single participatant in a USA Today/Suffolk University poll of 424 likely Democratic voters.

Booker polled at two percent.

Gillibrand reached the polling threshold of two percent in one approved poll, while de Blasio did not reach it in any, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Neither reached the necessary number of individual donors either.

Booker hit two percent in 11 polls.

He’ll go on stage next to nine other candidates, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro and Andrew Yang.

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