Wednesday night marked the deadline to qualify for the next Democratic presidential debate, and several hopefuls didn’t make the cut. The only remaining Jewish candidate is Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Author Marianne Williamson, who cited Torah on the campaign trail and become a hit on social media, failed to hit either of the requirements
— polling at the minimum 2% of the vote and securing 130,000 unique donors.
Sen. Michael Bennet, who was born to a Holocaust-survivor mother but does not identify as Jewish, also failed to qualify.
Sen. Cory Booker, who isn’t Jewish but frequently shows off his Hebrew, passed the threshold.
The biggest name to drop out of the race before next month’s debate in Houston was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
Along with Sanders and Booker, the other qualifiers are Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto
O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang. JT