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.
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.
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.
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.