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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.

  • The candidate has reached the threshold of 165,000 unique donors to qualify.
  • But he has not qualified in terms of polling. Candidates need 3% support in at least four national or early state polls, or 5% support in two single-state polls, to take the stage.

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Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota primary

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary against lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux on Tuesday evening, AP reports.

Why it matters: The race is one that's played out across the U.S. as progressives continue to sweep party nominations. Omar's win officially means all four progressive members of "The Squad" have won their primary elections.

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25 face felony charges after downtown Chicago hit by looters

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Local police officers are seeking felony charges in 25 cases following the arrest of 100 people in the wake of widespread looting and property damage in Chicago on Monday, per the Washington Post.

Driving the news: Law enforcement said the event involving hundreds of people was a coordinated response after an officer shot a suspect Sunday evening, according to CBS Chicago.