Mayor De Blasio’s Presidential Campaign Might Soon Be Over

Erica Brosnan
September 04, 2019 - 3:53 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential campaign may soon be over.

The Democratic candidate said Wednesday it would be tough to continue his campaign if he does not qualify for the Democratic debate in October.

Candidates have until Oct. 1 to meet the requirements of 130,000 unique donors and at least 2% support in four national polls approved by the Democratic National Committee.

The mayor of New York City already missed the cut for the third debate happening on Sept. 12 in Houston, which had the same requirement.

"Obviously, I wanted to get into the September debates, that wasn't possible, I think the logical thing to say is I'm going to try and get into the October debates and if I can I think that's a good reason to keep going forward and if I can't I think it's really tough to conceive of continuing," the mayor said.

The candidates who will be on the stage next week are: former Vice President Joe Biden, California Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, ex-Housing secretary Julian Castro, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the race after failing to qualify for the Houston debate.