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Steyer is 6th candidate to qualify for next week's debate

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 19:38:43-05

Billionaire Tom Steyer has qualified for next week's Democratic presidential debate in Iowa.

He'll be on stage alongside Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.

Steyer qualified by hitting polling requirements in South Carolina and Nevada, two of the early voting states. He said while campaigning in New Hampshire on Thursday that his campaign has momentum.

A new Fox News poll conducted in South Carolina put Steyer at 15%, and another Fox News poll in Nevada put him at 12%. In previous early state and national polls, Steyer has mostly been in the low to mid-single digits.