Kamala Harris raises $1.5M in first 24 hours after announcing candidacy

Kamala Harris raises $1.5M in first 24 hours after announcing candidacy
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Within just one day of announcing her bid for the presidency in 2020, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris has already raised more than $1 million from tens of thousands of donors.

In the 24 hours after Harris made the announcement on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday morning, 38,000 donors gave $1.5 million to her campaign.

The first 12 hours alone registered $1 million in funding, and the average donation was around $37, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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According to her website, she will not be accepting donations from PACs.

Harris’ campaign did not immediately return FOX Business’ request for comment.

According to the Journal, she also raised more than $110,000 from merchandise, which includes a tote bag, a T-shirt featuring her “Kamala Harris for the people” slogan and a hat.

The numbers are already reminiscent of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign – which relied heavily on grassroots supporters for funding. For example, in April 2016 the average donation to his campaign was slightly less than $26, while only 3 percent of individual donors gave the maximum $2,700.

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