Buttigieg meets fundraising threshold for debates

Published: Mar. 18, 2019 at 6:01 PM EDT
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is now eligible to participate in debates as he continues his quest to become president.

Buttigieg said Saturday he reached 65,000 individual donors. That's the amount required by the Democratic National Committee.

Up to 20 candidates can quality by collecting those donors with at least 200 unique donors in 20 states.

They can also qualify by reaching 1 percent support in at least three national or early primary state polls.