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Buttigieg and Klobuchar rake in over $1 million each in 24 hours after debate

Klobuchar and Buttigieg
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2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised more than $1 million each in campaign donations in less than 24 hours after Tuesday's debate in Ohio, according to the New York Times.

Between the lines: Buttigieg and Klobuchar, who have both positioned themselves as moderates in the Democratic field, were two of the candidates to go hardest after progressive frontrunner Sen. Elizabeth Warren, especially on how she would pay for her Medicare for All health care plan. With a weakened Joe Biden reporting rather anemic Q3 fundraising numbers, the two Midwesterners are looking to siphon off moderate support.

Here's who has qualified for the November Democratic debate

A picture of Biden, Sanders and Warren on a previous debate stage.
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The November Democratic primary debates — hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post — are scheduled to take place in Georgia on Nov. 20, and 8 presidential candidates have already qualified to appear on stage.

How it works: Qualifying thresholds have narrowed for November's debate. Under the new rules, a candidate must reach 3% in at least 4 accepted polls, or reach 5% in 2 single-state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and/or Nevada. A candidate must also attract 165,000 unique donors and a minimum of 600 unique donors per state in at least 20 states.