Major Primary Debate Shake-Up As Mike Bloomberg Qualifies to Join Stage

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has secured a spot on the stage of Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate, with a poll released today giving the billionaire the final push he needed to qualify.

Until now, Bloomberg has not qualified for a debate in the Democratic presidential race. However, after a recent change in qualification rules removing the requirement for individual donors, the former New York mayor was given the chance to qualify for the upcoming Nevada debate.

The only catch was that the billionaire needed to top 10 percent in at least one more national poll.

On early Tuesday morning, Bloomberg more than achieved that goal, with a poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist seeing him claim 19 percent of support.

Full article at: Newsweek

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