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Andrew Yang sets record in fundraising, but hasn’t qualified for next debate

Andrew Yang once again has surpassed the expectations of outsiders, but his presidential campaign could fall back down to earth if he doesn’t qualify for the next debate.

Yahoo Finance reports the Democratic contender raised nearly $750,000 on November 30, setting a personal single day record for fundraising. More than $18,000 people donated an average of $41 that day.

In the third quarter, he’s raised $10 million, by far the biggest jump of any of the top tier candidates. Fundraising that quarter for Yang leaped 257% compared to 39% for Bernie Sanders, 30% for Elizabeth Warren and a decline of 23% and 30% for Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden. Cory Booker had a strong quarter at 30%. Marianne Williamson is the only other candidate in triple digits at 100 percent. Kamala Harris fell by 2 percent.

“I think what was so cool about this was all it took was ‘This is the end of the month’ and the campaign [saying]: ‘Hey, we’re small dollars here,’” Nick Ryan, Yang’s campaign chief, told Politico. “Just putting that through a lot of organic channels, not having to drum up any sort of event around it, and we have a base that goes above and beyond.”

The next debate will be hosted by Politico and PBS Newshour. Yang needs to hit 4% in one more poll to qualify. So does Tulsi Gabbard. So far six candidates have qualified for the debate- Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, who today dropped out of the race.

Not too many pundits would have predicted Yang could outlast Harris, but he’s managed to do it.

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