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Senator Kamala Harris's campaign raised more than $ 2 million in the 24 hours following Thursday's democratic primary debates
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Kamala Harrris raised $ 2 million for her 2020 campaign in the 24 hours after sharing a personal story about bussing during the democratic primary debates on Thursday.

The California senator still achieved its best fundraising day, with 63,277 people donating a total of more than $ 2 million – the average contribution was $ 30. The contribution list included nearly 37,000 new donors.

Harris's communications director, Lily Adams, said the campaign had a lot of & # 39; momentum & # 39; after the debate.

& # 39; After her dominant debate performance, in which she proved she is the most suitable candidate to prosecute the case against four years of Donald Trump, supporters in this country are feeding our campaign because of her empathy, her passion and her direct focus on the problems that keep people & # 39; awake at night, & # 39; Adams said in a statement from Saturday.

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Senator Kamala Harris's campaign raised more than $ 2 million in the 24 hours following Thursday's democratic primary debates

Senator Kamala Harris's campaign raised more than $ 2 million in the 24 hours following Thursday's democratic primary debates

At the debate, Harris received a heated exchange with Joe Biden about past anti-bussing sentiments and his defense of his relationship with segregationist lawmakers

At the debate, Harris received a heated exchange with Joe Biden about past anti-bussing sentiments and his defense of his relationship with segregationist lawmakers

At the debate, Harris received a heated exchange with Joe Biden about past anti-bussing sentiments and his defense of his relationship with segregationist lawmakers

The day before the debate, the Harris campaign posted a photo of her as a young girl, and tweeted about how she was a bus product

The day before the debate, the Harris campaign posted a photo of her as a young girl, and tweeted about how she was a bus product

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The day before the debate, the Harris campaign posted a photo of her as a young girl, and tweeted about how she was a bus product

& # 39; After her dominant debate performance, in which she proved she is the most suitable candidate to prosecute the case against four years of Donald Trump, supporters in this country are feeding our campaign because of her empathy, her passion and her direct focus on the problems that keep people & # 39; awake at night, & # 39; Adams said in a statement from Saturday.

Harris appeared on the stage in Miami, Florida on the second night of the two-part debate event – the first of the Democratic Primary 2020 – and took front-runner Joe Biden in a heated exchange on racing issues.

The viral exchange helped bring in four times the contributions from the campaign that Harris had already received in the first four early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.

Harris was the only black candidate out of 10 who appeared on the podium on Thursday evening, the only other black person in the primary race being New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who entered the podium on Wednesday evening with a group largely seen as the B team.

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Harris immediately called on Biden to praise his work with segregationist lawmakers decades ago and to oppose legislation that would expand the bussing at the federal level.

The 54-year-old senator talked about her personal travel experience and said she was second class to integrate in public schools where she grew up in California.

& # 39; It was painful to hear you talk about the reputation of two senators from the United States who built their reputation and career on the segregation of the race in this country, & # 39; Harris confronted the former vice president on stage.

Biden made no attempt to claim that his position on transport was a & # 39; bad & # 39; was typification and claimed that he made remarks about pro-segregationist legislators got out of context

Biden made no attempt to claim that his position on transport was a & # 39; bad & # 39; was typification and claimed that he made remarks about pro-segregationist legislators got out of context

Biden made no attempt to claim that his position on transport was a & # 39; bad & # 39; was typification and claimed that he made remarks about pro-segregationist legislators got out of context

Senator Cory Booker said that Biden should have lived up to his past mistakes and said that the former vice president has no job to address race issues in America
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Senator Cory Booker said that Biden should have lived up to his past mistakes and said that the former vice president has no job to address race issues in America

Senator Cory Booker said that Biden should have lived up to his past mistakes and said that the former vice president has no job to address race issues in America

& # 39; And it wasn't just that, but you also worked with them to oppose bus transport & # 39 ;, she continued. & # 39; And, you know, there was a little girl in California who was in second grade to integrate her public schools, and she was taken to school every day. And that little girl was me.

Her campaign shared an image of Harris's primary school on the night of the debate.

Biden said that claiming he was against bussing was a & # 39; mischaracterization & # 39; of his views and that his comments regarding segregationist lawmakers James Eastland and Herman E. Talmadge were misinterpreted.

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Booker said that Biden should have lived up to his past mistakes instead of making things worse by going defensive.

& # 39; What we saw from the vice-president last month is the inability to talk frankly about the mistakes he made & # 39 ;, Booker said on Sunday.

& # 39; And this is a bad culture where you can't admit mistakes, where you can't talk to your vulnerabilities and imperfections – we've had them all & # 39 ;, he continued, adding that Biden was not the right candidate to tackle the race problems in America.

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