Christie campaign says it reached 4th GOP debate's donor requirement
Driving the news: The spokesperson said that Christie saw "the best fundraising week of the campaign since he announced" following the third GOP debate in Miami.
- The campaign said that it brought in "thousands of new donors" in the five days after the debate and has seen a "surge of organic support."
Between the lines: The fourth debate, scheduled for Dec. 6, also requires that candidates receive 6% support in at least two national polls, or 6% in one national poll and a statewide poll from an early primary state — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada or South Carolina.
- The Christie campaign highlighted two national polls with him receiving above 6%, but the Republican National Committee has not yet announced its accepted polls.
The big picture: With Sen. Tim Scott's surprise departure from the Republican primary earlier this week, the fourth debate increasingly is looking like it could just have four candidates.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy have all appeared to qualify for the fourth debate, per an NBC News analysis.
- Former President Trump, who has skipped the first three debates, is unlikely to attend the fourth.