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Only 7 Candidates Have Qualified for the Next Democratic Debate [so far]

So you made it through the second set of Democratic debates. Congratulations! Ready to talk about the next ones?

The Democratic National Committee has set stricter criteria for the third set of debates, which will be held on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 in Houston. If 10 or fewer candidates qualify, the debate will take place on only one night.

Candidates will need to have 130,000 unique donors and register at least 2 percent support in four polls. They have until Aug. 28 to reach those benchmarks.

These criteria could easily halve the field: The first two sets of debates included 20 of the 24 candidates, but a New York Times analysis of polls and donor numbers shows that only 10 to 12 candidates are likely to make the third round.

Seven candidates have already met both qualification thresholds and are guaranteed a spot on stage. They are:

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.

Senator Kamala Harris of California

Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/politics/next-democratic-debate.html


Fox News Stars Go After Tomi Lahren for Sexist Jab at Kamala Harris

“Do you have any idea how damaging this is to women who’ve actually been sexually harassed, assaulted or demeaned in the workplace?” one of Lahren’s Fox co-workers tweeted at her.

Several of Tomi Lahren’s Fox News colleagues were upset with her sexist remarks about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday evening. And they were not afraid to publicly say so.

During the Democratic presidential debate, Lahren, a right-wing firebrand who hosts a Fox Nation show and often appears on Fox News, swiped at Harris for her mid-1990s relationship with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

“Kamala did you fight for ideals or did you sleep your way to the top with Willie Brown?” Lahren wrote.

Lahren was swiftly condemned for invoking Harris’ personal relationship to dismiss the 2020 candidate’s long record in elected office, rising from San Francisco district attorney to California’s attorney general before being elected to the U.S. Senate.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-stars-go-after-their-colleague-tomi-lahren-for-sexist-jab-at-kamala-harris?ref=home


She is a loathsome creature. GFY Tomi.

Booker criticizes debate for pitting Democrats against one another

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) warned that pitting Democratic candidates against each other during Wednesday's debate gives President Trump an advantage.

"The person that's enjoying this debate most right now is Donald Trump, as we pit Democrats against each other while he is working right now to take away Americans' health care," Booker said onstage in Detroit.

Booker's words came after his competitors clashed over health care.

Trump's campaign quickly took note, with communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeting Booker was correct.

https://twitter.com/TimMurtaugh/status/1156725461172592641
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/455641-booker-criticizes-debate-for-pitting-democrats-against-one-another


Here's a novel idea... don't take the bait.

One of the best moments last night came from Bennet, imo:

https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1156741291021086721
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