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Sen. Cory Booker said Monday his campaign has crossed its self-imposed existential $1.7 million fundraising goal, keeping him in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Why it matters: Booker said on Twitter meeting the goal can keep him competitive in the race and provide a "viable path forward." His campaign manager had warned the campaign would have no legitimate avenue if it did not meet the threshold.
Background: Booker's campaign manager said on Sept. 21 the candidate needed to raise $1.7 million in the final 10 days of the fundraising period to "determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."
- The candidate polled at 0% in a Quinnipiac poll conducted on Sept. 19–23.
What's next: Booker has yet to qualify for the Democratic National Committee's November debate.