Ten Dems Make The Cut For 3rd Primary Debate

Ten candidates for the Democratic nomination for president have made the cut for the third primary debate.

The 10 candidates who qualified for September’s debate are Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

Just hours before the announcement Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced she was dropping out of the race.

Via a video tweet, the NY senator shared that she’s proud of what her team accomplished, and expressed hope that a woman would end up the eventual nominee.

“I think that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country,” Ms. Gillibrand said, according to the NY Times, adding, “I think a woman nominee would be inspiring and exciting.” But she added: “I will support whoever the nominee is, and I will do whatever it takes to beat Trump.”

With his usual lack of class, Donald Trump trolled Gillibrand shortly after her announcement.

Also not making the cut for the third debate were billionaire Tom Steyer, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and self-help guru Marianne Williamson as well as Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and a handful of others.

(lead image via MSNBC screen capture)

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