Pence campaign says he has qualified for the second Republican debate
Former President Donald Trump, the far and away frontrunner in the race, has reportedly opted to skip the first debate in favor of sitting for an interview with Tucker Carlson.
Former Vice President Mike Pence's campaign has announced that he had qualified to participate in the second Republican debate, reaching the necessary polling and donor thresholds imposed by the Republican National Committee.
Campaign Manager Steve Damaura recently informed donors that the former vice president had cleared the 50,000 unique donor threshold to make the Sept. 27 debate, The Hill reported. He also also cleared the 3% polling requirements and currently averages 5.4% support in the race, according to RealClearPolitics. Pence has further signed the pledge to support the eventual party nominee.
Pence's announcement comes after he only recently managed to qualify for the first debate, due to a struggle to attract donors, though he ultimately cleared the lower threshold to appear on stage next week.
It remains unclear exactly who else will participate, however. Former President Donald Trump, the clear frontrunner in the race, has reportedly opted to skip the first debate in favor of sitting for an interview with Tucker Carlson. Trump had reportedly taken exception to the required pledge to support the eventual nominee.
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