Ramaswamy Rises in Polls, Announces He’s Qualified for First RNC Debate
Summary from AllSides News Team
Vivek Ramaswamy’s campaign said he has cleared the required donor threshold set by the Republican National Committee to qualify for the first presidential debate.
The Details: Ramaswamy’s campaign told Semafor (Lean Left bias) it met the required 40,000 donor mark back in May and has over 65,000 unique donors to date. He has also met the polling requirement, which requires a candidate to have at least 1% in three separate independent RNC-recognized surveys.
For Context: Despite not registering on polls immediately after he announced his campaign, the self-proclaimed political outsider enjoyed a surge in ratings this week. Ramaswamy polled as high as 12% in one poll by Kaplan Strategies, tying Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for second place. Of Republican presidential hopefuls, Ramaswamy has been one of the most defensive of Former President Donald Trump, despite being in the race against him.
Key Quote: On Friday, Ramaswamy told NBC News (Lean Left bias), “Here’s a reality about my friend, Donald Trump. I respect what he did, but it’s just a fact, it’s not even his fault — 30 percent of this country becomes psychiatrically ill when he’s in the White House. I don’t think we will have that same effect on people, and that is how we go further with our own agenda.”
How The Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered Ramaswamy’s qualification for the debate and recent surge in the polls similarly.
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From the LeftVivek Ramaswamy says he’s qualified for the RNC debate
Vivek Ramaswamy has officially qualified for the upcoming Republican National Committee debate in August, his campaign told Semafor.
Ramaswamy, a successful investor running on an “America First” platform that he says will build on Donald Trump’s presidency, wasn’t registering in the polls when he first announced his presidential run in February. His campaign says he met the RNC’s 40,000 donor fundraising requirement back in May and that they have over 65,000 unique donors to date. He’s also officially met the RNC polling rule, which requires a candidate to have at least 1%...
From the CenterRamaswamy clinches donor threshold for first GOP debate: campaign
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has cleared the donor threshold necessary to qualify for the first GOP debate, his campaign confirmed on Friday.
Tricia McLaughlin, a senior adviser on Ramaswamy’s campaign, confirmed to The Hill that Ramaswamy had reached 65,000 unique donors — well over the required minimum of 40,000 donors.
The criteria, announced by the Republican National Committee (RNC) in June, also requires candidates to be at a polling minimum of 1 percent in at least three national polls, or at 1 percent in two national polls and one state poll from two...
From the RightVivek Ramaswamy meets RNC criteria for first presidential debate
2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s campaign announced Saturday that he had met the criteria set forth by the Republican National Committee to qualify for the first debate.
The qualifications include 40,000 individual donors, Ramaswamy’s campaign says it has more than 65,000, and to be polling at least 1% in three separate polls, which Ramaswamy is.
His campaign cited two Morning Consult polls showing him at 8%, a Kaplan Strategies poll showing him at 12%, and a Harvard/Harris poll showing him at 10%. According to RealClearPolitics, he averages in third place, sitting at 5.9%.
He also said...