Sen. Bernie Sanders, seen in January 2019, will be the only Jewish candidate at the next Democratic presidential debate. (Photo/JTA-Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, seen in January 2019, will be the only Jewish candidate at the next Democratic presidential debate. (Photo/JTA-Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images)

1 Jew made the next Democratic debate

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Wednesday night marked the deadline to qualify for the next Democratic presidential debate, and several hopefuls didn’t make the cut. The only remaining Jewish candidate is Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Author Marianne Williamson, who has cited Torah on the campaign trail and become a hit on social media, failed to hit either of the requirements — polling at the minimum 2 percent of the vote and securing 130,000 unique donors.

Sen. Michael Bennet, who was born to a Holocaust survivor mother but does not identify as Jewish, also failed to qualify.

Sen. Cory Booker, who frequently shows off his Hebrew, passed the threshold. The biggest name to drop out of the race before next month’s debate in Houston was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

Along with Sanders and Booker, here are the other qualifiers: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Kamala HarrisAmy KlobucharBeto O’RourkeElizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.

Read more on some of the remaining candidates here.

JTA

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