Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has qualified for the December Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by POLITICO and PBS News. She is the fifth candidate to do so.
She joins Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg as candidates who have made the stage for the December debate. The qualification call is based on POLITICO’s analysis of the publicly released polling and donor numbers, and no candidate’s qualification is official until the DNC certifies it after the qualification deadline on Dec. 12.
Harris’ qualification for the December debate comes during a trying time for her campaign. Over the past week, Harris has significantly reconfigured her campaign, laying off and reassigning staff and largely abandoning her efforts in New Hampshire as she goes all-in on Iowa.