Ms. Kamala Harris, 54, officially launched her campaign for the US presidential election in 2020 to take on President Donald Trump on Monday, saying she was “honoured” to announce her bid on a day when Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr who sought inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi.
Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator, has raised a whopping more than $1 million funds within 24 hours after announcing her presidential bid for 2020, according to a media report.
In the 24 hours after Ms. Harris made the announcement “Good Morning America”, 38,000 donors gave $1.5 million to her campaign, media reported.
In fact, within the first 12 hours alone, Ms. Harris’ campaign registered $ 1 million in funding, and the average donation was around $ 37, the report said mentioning the Wall Street Journal.
Ms. Harris 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, according to the Journal.
A vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Ms. Harris is the fourth Democrat to join the battle for the party’s nomination in the 2020 election.
While it’s too early to say on the results of the grilling presidential primary that would conclude with the Democratic National Convention in July 2020, the Indian-American community leaders said Ms. Harris – who is of mixed parental heritage from India and the Caribbean – has a fair and clear shot at the White House.