Kamala Harris, the powerful India-origin Democratic Senator of California has increased more than USD 23 million since she announced of a presidential bid in January. Among over 20 Democratic presidential aspirants, the 54-year-old Ms. Harris is running neck to neck with former US vice president Joe Biden, especially after her impressive show at the first primary debate held recently.
In the second quarter of 2019, the presidential campaign of Ms. Harris has been raised nearly USD 12 million from more than 279,000 people while this campaign he has raised more than USD 23 million. Almost 150,000 new donors contributed to Ms. Harris’s campaign during the second quarter.
Ms. Harris brought in more than USD 7 million through her digital program alone, claimed a campaign statement. The contribution of the campaign was average USD 39, and the average online contribution was just USD 24. From its online stores, Ms. Harris’ campaign has brought in nearly half a million dollars so far. It has already sold “That Little Girl Was Me” t-shirts that feature a now-viral photo of Ms. Harris as a young girl.
Ms. Harris’ campaign manager Juan Rodriguez said that “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.”
“As it has been from the beginning, this campaign is powered by the people. These resources will help expand Kamala’s growing strength in this primary and put her position to win the Democratic nomination,” Rodriguez added.
One day before, she declared her USD 100 billion plan to invest in minority home ownership to address the racial wealth gap. “I will remove unfair barriers Black Americans face when they go to qualify for a home loan. I will strengthen anti-discrimination lending laws and implement stricter enforcement. And I’ll invest – I’ll invest through the federal government – USD 100 billion to put home ownership within the reach for those who live in redlined communities and it would help up to four million families with down payments and closing costs,” Ms. Harris said.