Democrat Kamala Harris is proving that despite contending among a crowded 2020 field, she’s a force to be reckoned with. On Monday, the first-term senator from California announced that her campaign brought in $12 million in the first two months since announcing her presidency.
According to a press statement, Harris received contributions from a total of 218,000 donors with 98 percent of the contributions coming in under $100. The average donation was roughly $55, and $6 million of it came from a digital campaign according to her team. News of Harris’ fundraising efforts come ahead of the April 15 deadline, when all candidates must disclose figures.
In a statement, Harris’ campaign manager Juan Rodriguez said, “A nationwide network of hundreds of thousands of grass-roots supporters has stepped up to lay the foundation for a winning campaign.”
Harris has been steadily making her mark among a pool of 2020 presidential hopefuls that include New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, Florida, and 2016 candidate, Bernie Sanders. Last week, the former prosecutor unveiled a plan that would give every teacher in America a raise.
“This is a campaign powered by the people, focused on making health care a right, putting $500 a month in the pockets of working Americans, and giving every public school teacher in America a raise. We’re excited by the support we’re already seeing,” Rodriguez added.