The Hill reported Thursday that U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is close to making the cut for the third round of Democratic Party presidential debates.

“Only 10 candidates have qualified for the Sept. 12 debate so far, which will not extend to two nights unless at least 11 candidates qualify,” the article states.

Gabbard needs at least 2% in two more surveys, while billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer needs to register 2% support in one more poll.

Tulsi Gabbard merchandise, such as this yard sign, are now available for purchase via her presidential campaign. 

Thus far, 10 candidates have qualified: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former tech executive Andrew Yang, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Candidates are required to have donations from at least 130,000 unique donors and register at least 2% in four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee.

The deadline to qualify is Aug. 28.

More than two dozen Democrats have been in the contest at one time or another, but several dropped out in recent days and more are expected to follow if they cannot be on the televised debate stage.

Gabbard has been on Army National Guard duty and is expected to rejoin the campaign trail Sunday.

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