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Senator Cory Booker said in an interview on Sunday that he has raised enough money to take him to the November debates, despite not yet achieving his $ 1.7 million fundraising goal

Cory is back in the race! Booker says that he has now raised enough money to allow him to debate until November, after warning that he was about to quit unless he could raise $ 1.7 million by September 30.

  • Senator Cory Booker said in an interview that he has now received enough donations to be eligible for the November debates
  • His campaign set a $ 1.7 million fundraising goal by September 30
  • The news comes one day after Jon Bon Jovi put his name on a Saturday email and Booker supporters asked to donate money to his campaign
  • Bon Jovi called Booker & # 39; the right leader for the moment & # 39; and said he would unite the country and a & # 39; renewed sense of common purpose & # 39; would give.
  • Starting Sunday night, Booker raised more than $ 1.69 million for his goal
  • If he did not reach the goal, the campaign said he would stop the Democratic race
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New Jersey, Senator Cory Booker, announced on Sunday that, although he is just shy of his $ 1.7 million donation goal, he has still reached the required donor threshold to qualify for the November democratic presidential debate.

During a CNN State of the Union Interview Sunday morning, Booker said: & We have nearly 35,000 donors who have helped us achieve this goal. We raised $ 1.5 million plus. We have actually already crossed the threshold to hold the debates of 165,000 unique donors in November. & # 39;

He added that & # 39; the increase and momentum is great, but yes, I still need help. & # 39;

Senator Cory Booker said in an interview on Sunday that he has raised enough money to take him to the November debates, despite not yet achieving his $ 1.7 million fundraising goal

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Senator Cory Booker said in an interview on Sunday that he has raised enough money to take him to the November debates, despite not yet achieving his $ 1.7 million fundraising goal

The Booker campaign said that if he didn't reach his goal on September 30, he would drop out. Booker is pictured here on September 21

The Booker campaign said that if he didn't reach his goal on September 30, he would drop out. Booker is pictured here on September 21

The Booker campaign said that if he didn't reach his goal on September 30, he would drop out. Booker is pictured here on September 21

The news that he has now raised enough money to participate in the debates comes only one day after Jon Bon Jovi, another New Jersey resident, put his name on an email that was asked to support Booker supporters for donations to ask the senator to reach a $ 1.7 million goal.

The email from Bon Jovi, sent and signed by the rocker on Saturday, is part of Booker's latest attempt to raise money before the Federal Election Commission quarterly financial reporting deadline for presidential candidates, according to ABC news.

Bon Jovi & # 39; s email read that the county is & # 39; deeply divided in a way that we have not had for a long time & # 39 ;.

He wrote that & I believe we must respond with a strong call for unity and a renewed sense of common purpose. I can't think of anyone better than Cory Booker to take on the challenge. & # 39;

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Bon Jovi called Booker & # 39; the right leader for the moment & # 39 ;.

Jon Bon Jovi (on June 19) placed his name in an email sent to supporters of Cory Booker on Saturday and asked them to contribute to his campaign fund as part of the senator's latest fundraising

Jon Bon Jovi (on June 19) placed his name in an email sent to supporters of Cory Booker on Saturday and asked them to contribute to his campaign fund as part of the senator's latest fundraising

Jon Bon Jovi (on June 19) placed his name in an email sent to supporters of Cory Booker on Saturday and asked them to contribute to his campaign fund as part of the senator's latest fundraising

Bon Jovi (left) said he believes Booker (right) is currently the & # 39; right leader & # 39; and noted that they are friends. The residents of New Jersey are pictured here in December 2009

Bon Jovi (left) said he believes Booker (right) is currently the & # 39; right leader & # 39; and noted that they are friends. The residents of New Jersey are pictured here in December 2009

Bon Jovi (left) said he believes Booker (right) is currently the & # 39; right leader & # 39; and noted that they are friends. The residents of New Jersey are pictured here in December 2009

Part of the fundraising email that Jon Bon Jovi signed and that was sent on Saturday
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Part of the fundraising email that Jon Bon Jovi signed and that was sent on Saturday

Part of the fundraising email that Jon Bon Jovi signed and that was sent on Saturday

& # 39; Simply put, & # 39; Bon Jovi concluded, & I think Cory Booker is a great man who would do a great job at the White House. I am lucky enough to call him a friend, and we could all happily call ourselves our president. & # 39;

This is not the first time that Bon Jovi Booker has helped raise money for his campaign.

In August, Bon Jovi and his wife Dorthea organized a fundraising for the senator in their home in East Hampton. They also donated $ 2,800 each to his campaign, the maximum that the campaign allowed in this phase of the race.

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The Booker campaign said on September 21 that he should increase that amount by September 30, otherwise he would withdraw from the race.

From Sunday, 7.15 pm, the Booker campaign raised more than $ 1.69 million.

The self-imposed goal of raising funds, Booker said Sunday, was the key if he wanted to stay in the race & # 39; with the trajectory to win the nomination & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I do this to win it. It is not a vanity game. I am not staying for ego, & # 39; said Booker, and noted that & # 39; I will not sit in this primary unless I have a viable path to victory. We have that now. But in the fourth quarter we need help and I hope people will help. & # 39;

In addition to achieving fundraising goals, the DNC also has a polling threshold that candidates must meet.

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