Democratic New York Sen. and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand released a new ad Monday on Twitter, in which she plays beer pong with water.
The video, which was shot in New Hampshire, starts off with Gillibrand standing at a beer pong table with water in the cups. She takes the shot and with the ball in mid-air, the video freezes.
Text appears, reading, “If Kirsten makes this shot… will you donate $1 to guarantee her spot on the Democratic debate stage?”
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 30, 2019
The text then disappears and she sinks the shot.
As Gillibrand’s ad mentions, she’s trying to secure a spot on the Democratic debate stage.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) set up specific qualifications for candidates to participate in the two-day June debate in Miami. One of the two requirements a candidate can reach to participate is earning at least 1% of the vote in three national or early-primary-state polls conducted by designated pollsters. The other is receiving donations from 65,000 unique donors, including a minimum of 200 donors in at least 20 states.
The DNC set a maximum of 20 candidates for the first debate. In the event that more than 20 candidates end up qualifying for the debate, they plan on selecting those candidates based on a separate metric that would favor those who reach both thresholds. (RELATED: Joe Biden Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign)
Gillibrand is among half of the 20 Democratic presidential candidates who have reached one of the two markers.
The video came out the same day a new Quinnipiac poll that showed Gillibrand earning less than 1% of support.