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Bullock accuses Steyer of buying his way on to the 2020-debate stage

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Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Steve Bullock rejects the suggestion that he is too moderate for the 2020 field.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is suing billionaire environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer to try — a rival for the democratic presidential nomination — to buy his way “on the debate stage.”

“We are kidding ourselves if we call for a 10-million-Dollar purchase of 130,000 donors a demonstration of the basic support,” Bullock said in a Tuesday statement. “It is not in the service of the candidate, and the help of the voters who actually decide is not sure of this choice.”

STEYER SPENDS TO GO TO A LOT OF MONEY, WITH ADS IN EARLY VOTING STATES

Steyer, a philanthropist, of his fortune as a hedge Fund manager, declared his candidacy a month ago. But he jumped into the race too late to qualify for the second round of the Democratic presidential primary debates, which took place at the end of last month.

On Tuesday, though, Steyer announced that he received campaign contributions of at least 130,000 individual donors. This is one of the Democratic National Committee ‘ s values of two qualifying threshold, to the stage at the third and fourth rounds of debates, which will take place in September and October.

Steyer campaign, said her candidate “met the donor requirement within a period of only five weeks into the race, the average of over 26,000 donors a week.”

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And she stressed that Steyer was only a survey from the reach of the other DNC-criteria to the coming debates, the reach of at least 2 percent in four qualifying national polls or polls in the early primary and caucus voting States.

No, the seats with Bullock, to reach the land via a steep road, the thresholds for qualifying for the upcoming debates.

Hours after Steyer announced he was closing the debate stage, Bullock took aim, said in a statement that “the DNC donor requirement was added that, with the right intentions, but there is no doubt that it has created a situation in which the billionaires can buy their way onto the debate stage, and campaigns are not forced to spend a hunt million on digital ads-dollar-donors — to speak directly to the voters.”

Bullock, the Can announced his candidacy in mid -, the stage in the first debate at the end of June but the qualification for the second round at the end of July.

Steyer’s campaign shot back.

Steyer campaign manager Heather Hargreaves highlighted that “less than half came from Tom’s donations from the advertising. Write off the support of thousands of Democratic voters who do not respond to Tom’s message is the way to beat trump in the year 2020, no matter what you think about the DNC criteria.”

Since the Start of his election campaign, Steyer million of his own money spent to win a seat on the stage. He’s done that through TV commercials on national cable networks such as CNN and MSNBC, and floods, the local radio station in Iowa and New Hampshire – the first two States to vote in the nomination calendar with ads. He also spent heavily on direct E-mail, fill the mailboxes of Democratic and independent voters.

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He shell big dollars to have access to the millions of voters-built files, the of the two organizations he started, and capital — Need to charge and the base organization, group, NextGen America.

With 15 days to reach the threshold values, nine candidates have already secured a place on the stage for the third and fourth rounds. You are Biden former Vice-President, Joe; sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts; Sen. Kamala Harris of California; Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey; Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg; former Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

In addition to Steyer, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, and former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro, the fundraising threshold is reached.

If Gabbard and Castro — and possibly sen. Kirsten Gillibrand from New York-the cut, about half of the record field of two dozen candidates still outside the September-debate sit. Those contenders would still be a month further, to try to set the stage for the October showdown.

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