It Only Took Kamala Harris' Campaign 24 Hours To Raise $1.5 Million
She announced her candidacy for president on Monday.
January 23, 2019 at 2:43 am
She only announced her 2020 presidential run Monday, but Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) already has more than a million dollars in the bank to use for her campaign.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 22, 2019
According to Politico, the $1.5 million Senator Harris raised ties Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) record one-day total, which he raised during his 2016 presidential race. Harris' money came from an estimated 38,000 donors contributing an average of $37 each. According to The Hill, the former California attorney general has opted not to accept money from any corporate groups.
"These numbers reveal a campaign powered by the people — an energetic, nationwide movement eager to elect Senator Harris and support her vision of an America that actually works for the people," Mike Nellis, Senator Harris' digital strategist, said to Politico.
As Blavity previously reported, Harris officially announced her bid to become the country's 45th president on Monday while appearing on ABC's Good Morning America. The first-term senator will travel to her hometown of Oakland, California, on January 27 for a rally where she will officially announce her endeavor in person.
Not only did the Howard alumna raise an impressive amount of funds, but Politico adds her email subscriber database also increased by at least 20 percent.
Despite joining a crowded list of 2020 contenders, Senator Harris is the only person to have officially revealed details about her fundraising efforts.
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