US Presidential candidate Kamala Harris raises over USD 23 million

US Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Kamala Harris
US Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Kamala Harris

Indian-origin Democratic Senator from California, Kamala Harris has raised more than USD 23 million since she announced her presidential bid in January.

Among over 20 Democratic presidential aspirants, 54-year-old Harris, whose mother migrated to the US from Chennai, is running neck to neck with former US vice president Joe Biden.

Kamala Harris' mother migrated from Chennai to the US. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris' mother migrated from Chennai to the US. Photo courtesy: Facebook/Kamala Harris

Harris' presidential campaign raised nearly USD 12 million from more than 279,000 people in the second quarter of 2019 alone. Almost 150,000 new donors contributed to her campaign in the second quarter.

"The momentum Kamala Harris is seeing right now is buoyed by hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters who believe in her 3 am Agenda to address the issues keeping people up at night," said Harris' campaign manager Juan Rodriguez.

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Kamala Harris
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Kamala Harris

According to a campaign statement, she brought in more than USD 7 million through her digital program alone. Harris launched her campaign on January 21, promising to reject money from corporate PACs and federal lobbyists.

Harris' online store has brought in nearly half a million US dollars this quarter. Photo courtesy: store.kamalaharris.org
Harris' online store has brought in nearly half a million US dollars this quarter. Photo courtesy: store.kamalaharris.org

So far, Harris' campaign has brought in nearly half a million US dollars this quarter from its online store, which has already sold 1,400 "That Little Girl Was Me" t-shirts that feature a now-viral photo of Harris as a young girl. 

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