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NEW: Buttigieg Reaches 65,000 Donor Threshold For DNC Debate


NEW: Pete Buttigieg posted to Twitter Saturday morning that his exploratory committee has met and exceeded the 65,000 donor goal to be invited to the first DNC debate featuring Democratic presidential hopefuls. As of his Twitter posting, he had exceeded the goal and had received contributions from 76,025 donors. 

PREVIOUS UPDATE: Today the exploratory committee for Pete Buttigieg's potential presidential campaign announced that 55,359 donations had been received as of Wednesday morning. The Democratic National Committee has announced that candidates with 65,000 donors would be invited to the debate stage. Buttigieg has seen a surge in fundraising following his live one hour town hall appearance on CNN Sunday night.  

ORIGINAL POST: CNN is reporting that 24 hours after its live one hour town hall with Pete Buttigieg was broadcast Sunday night from Austin, Texas,  Buttigieg has raised $600,000 from more than 22,200 donors.

According to the report, it is Buttigieg's single biggest fundraising day so far of his 2020 campaign. Near the end of the town hall, Buttigieg did get a plug in asking for contributions to his exploratory committee as he mulls making an official run in the democratic presidential primary.