Bloomberg's campaign says the plan would help fight economic inequality and pay for the candidate's major spending proposals, which include expanding health insurance coverage and repairing roads and bridges. The billionaire and former mayor of NY has refused to budge on his own rule.
They also will need or reach 10% in four polls between January 15 and February 18 or 12% in a couple of polls in Nevada and SC.
The same DNC that has held fast to its rules while one candidate after another complained about the seemingly arbitrary means of deciding which polls would count toward a qualifying threshold has opted to discard its individual donor requirement starting with the February debate.
The ultrabillionaire is self-funding his White House bid - spending at least $188 million from the time he entered the race on November 24 until the end of the year, according to disclosures filed Friday - and thus never could have qualified had Perez continued to require debate participants to reach a certain number of donors. Bloomberg donated more than $100,000 to the DNC just days before he entered the race.
"Our first month's filing represents a down payment and commitment in all 50 states to defeat Donald Trump, and it shows we have the resources and plan necessary to take him on", said Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg's campaign manager.
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"They removed it so that he can be in the next debate!"
Relaxing rules that govern debates nearly certainly will leave some former candidates unhappy. Asked for additional comment, Demissie pointed back to the tweet. Mr. Bloomberg, a multibillionaire, is running a self-funded campaign and is not soliciting donations. Any candidate who earns at least one delegate to the national convention in either the Iowa caucuses or New Hampshire primary will also qualify for the Nevada debate.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota - another 2020 Democratic nomination rival - earlier this week called for Bloomberg to join the stage.
Other Democrats have encouraged the DNC to allow Bloomberg's participation. He doesn't have to show he has any support amongst the American people, he can just buy his way onto the debate stage. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said in a statement on Twitter.
"To now change the rules in the middle of the game to accommodate Mike Bloomberg, who is trying to buy his way into the Democratic nomination, is wrong", Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to Vermont Senator (and strident Bloomberg critic) Bernie Sanders, complained to Politico on Friday.