Castro becomes 10th candidate to qualify for fall debates

Castro received 2 percent in a CNN/SRSS national poll released Tuesday. To qualify for the debate, candidates need to get at least 2 percent in four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee and donations from 130,000 unique donors. Castro had already gotten 2 percent in three previous polls, and his campaign said he has already hit the donor mark.

Castro is the tenth candidates to qualify for the two fall debates, joining Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang on stage…

Additional candidates only have another 8 days to qualify for the September debate. The debate will be on Sept. 12. The DNC said that it will limit the stage to no more than 10 candidates, so if an additional candidate qualifies, a second night of debates will be held on Sept. 13.