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Gabbard Attains 65K Unique Donors, Threshold to Join Debates

April 11, 2019, 8:02 AM HST
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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for President announced that it has surpassed the threshold of 65,000 unique donors required join the Democratic debates.

In order to qualify, debate entrants must either attain 1% in three polls (at the national level or the first four primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina), or meet a fundraising threshold.  To meet that minimum requirement, a candidate must receive donations from 65,000 unique donors, with at least 200 unique donors per state in at least 20 states.

According to her campaign, Gabbard does not accept campaign contributions from corporations, lobbyists, or political action committees.  Gabbard’s campaign is reportedly backing her call to “end regime change wars, the new Cold War and nuclear arms race and invest that money to serve the needs of the American people.”

“Thanks to all of the support from so many in every state across the country, our voice will be heard in the debates,” said Rep Gabbard in a press release announcement.  “Our campaign is powered by the people, not PAC or lobbyist contributions. We stand strong for what the American people want and need: leadership that puts people before profits; leadership free from corruption and warmongering; leaders who will not drag us into one regime change war after another, inflaming the new Cold War and nuclear arms race, that has been and will continue to drain trillions of dollars from our economy, threatening our communities, nation and planet.”

A series of official debates are set to begin in June.

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Rep. Gabbard was first elected to Congress in 2012 to Hawaiʻi’s Second Congressional District. She also served in the Army National Guard for nearly 15 years and deployed twice to the Middle East.

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Tulsi Gabbard was Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 until she resigned in 2016 to endorse Bernie Sanders in his bid for President.

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