The number 65,000 is becoming important in the 2020 political cycle because each debate-qualifying Democratic candidate needs to have this many individual donors and at least 200 in each of 20 states in order to earn a podium for the televised forums.
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who announced months ago and is running on the Universal Basic Income platform that would guarantee every American $1,000 per month, has already made the financial threshold.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is also on his way. Participating in a CNN Townhall event, Mr. Buttigieg attracted over 22,200 donations just in that one evening. The first debates will be held in June and July, with four more to follow before the end of 2019.
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