California Senator Kamala Harris has raised over $1.5m with an average donation of $37 per donation during the first 24 hours of her presidential campaign, aides to her campaign say.
Ms Harris received the support from over 38,000 donors, topping the 35,000 people who pitched in to prop up Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders when he began is presidential bid in 2016 against Hillary Clinton — but still roughly matching his first day total of $1.5m.
“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, the campaign’s digital aide, said.
Of those funds, around $1m was raised in the first 12 hours, according to the campaign. The official time the campaign reached that threshold was 7.27pm ET.
The campaign also received donations fro all 50 states within the first 30 minutes of the campaign’s announcement on Monday morning, and received $110,000 in revenue from the senator’s online store. The email list of the campaign grew by 20 per cent during that time, they said.
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