Senator Kamala Harris Raised Nearly $12 Million in Second Quarter

Scott Morgan/Reuters

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, who emerged as a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after last week’s presidential debate, said her campaign raised nearly $12 million during the most recent fundraising quarter.

The total places Harris fourth behind Democrats who have released their fundraising totals: South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $24.8 million; former Vice President Joe Biden raked in $21.5 million, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised $18 million over the same period.

Harris’ campaign took flight at the debate when she sparred with Biden over his past opposition to mandatory busing to integrate schools and his past work in the Senate with segregationists.

Recent opinion polls have shown her vaulting into the ranks of the top challengers to the front-running Biden, a group that also includes Sanders and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. The Democratic nominee will take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year’s general election.

With the fundraising quarter ending June 30, Harris’ campaign had only a matter of days to turn her newfound momentum into tangible contributions.

In fact, Harris’ total for the quarter almost matches her first-quarter figure, but her campaign said last week that she had raised $2 million in the first 24 hours after the debate alone, meaning that her fundraising had slowed before her exchange with Biden.

In an interview with CNN that aired on Friday, Biden admitted he had not been prepared for the aggressiveness of Harris attack.

Harris’ campaign also said it had taken in close to a half-million dollars from online sales of merchandise, including T-shirts reading “That Little Girl Was Me” – a reference to Harris telling Biden that she benefited from a busing program when she was a young student.

(Reporting by James Oliphant; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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Patti Harrison
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Well when you sleep around to get power and position, I guess that she will do anything to get the highest position in the land, and will she keep doing so as President!

Charles
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I just shows how many fools there are in CA.

Dave Hardesty
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In Oakland? What, from the drug pushers there?

Otis
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The Hypocrite Dumbocrats should donate their lucre to the ‘just’ causes they espouse because they will not be taking the White House anytime soon.

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William Conley

I can only hope the Dems continue the failed identity politics bullshit and nominate this woman because not only is she a woman , but she also is not white that’s like a home run for the Dems I’m shocked they haven’t made the others bow out already if she was also gay the Dems would be slobbering all over themselves.

Tess
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I’d like to see the list of contributors.

Jill
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Kamala sounded like she was talking to children at the debate when she told them to stop the food fight. Then she sounded like a crying child about the busing issue before attacking Biden. Not a stable woman.

Tom Bodine
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11.5 million will be spent to pay off people to keep them quiet about her past and her families history.

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