WASHINGTON (AP) — Tulsi Gabbard says her 2020 presidential campaign has reached the donor threshold to qualify for the Democratic debates that begin in June.
The congresswoman from Hawaii said in a video posted Wednesday night on Twitter that her campaign had collected contributions from at least 65,000 donors, ensuring that she can participate in the first two Democratic debates .
Gabbard says, “For a small campaign like ours without a big-dollar donor network and a campaign that refuses PAC contributions, we knew that we had to rely fully on the power of the people, and we’ve been blown away.”
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Candidates can also reach the stage by receiving 1% support in three reputable national or early nominating state polls.
Gabbard is among at least 18 Democrats vying for the 2020 nomination.
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