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Mayor de Blasio doesn’t make the cut for third Democratic debate

2019-08-29

Mayor Bill De Blasio, pictured recently at City Hall, didn't make the cut for the third debate. (Jesse Ward/for New York Daily News)

Bye-bye, Bill!

Mayor de Blasio, whose long-shot presidential bid has been marred by low poll numbers and slumping fundraising, did not make the cut for the third Democratic 2020 debate next month, party leadership announced Thursday.

Hizzoner didn’t manage to meet the qualification requirement of garnering at least 2% support in four or more polls approved by the Democratic National Committee. He also failed to fulfill the second requirement of receiving at least 130,000 unique donations.

The DNC said only 10 candidates will be on stage in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 12, making it the first debate of this election cycle that won’t have to span two nights.

The White House wannabes who will slug it out in Houston are former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing secretary Julian Castro, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

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