The Democratic National Committee Is Changing the Rules for Michael Bloomberg

Hunter DeRensis

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become the last candidate to qualify for tomorrow’s Democratic presidential hosted by NBC and MSNBC in partnership with The Nevada Independent. On stage he’ll be joined by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Bloomberg, since he began his campaign with a late announcement in November, has met the polling requirements for the two previous debates. However, he was not included due to the fundraising requirement which obligated campaigns to reach a certain number of individual donors. Bloomberg has demurred donations in lieu of self-funding his campaign. The multi-billionaire has already spent over $300 million in three months.

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