U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will not be among the democratic presidential hopefuls debating in TX next month, according to MSNBC.
According to ABC News, the Democratic National Committee announced more rigorous qualifying rules earlier this year for the fall debates in September and October. Candidates must cross both the polling and grassroots funding thresholds.
In order to qualify, candidates must reach 2% or more in at least four national polls or polls conducted in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and/or Nevada and publicly released between June 28 and Aug. 28. Candidates are also required to receive donations from at least 130,000 unique donors over the course of the election cycle, with a minimum of 400 unique donors per state in at least 20 states. Qualifying donations and polls must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 28 for the September debate.
The third Democratic primary debate, hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision, is scheduled for Sept. 12, and, if necessary, Sept. 13 in Houston.