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Politics Booker campaign rakes in $1 million after Harris exits 2020 race

10:19  08 december  2019
10:19  08 december  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Cory Booker 's presidential campaign raised more than $ 1 million dollars after Sen. Booker 's campaign received the cash between Tuesday, the day Harris suspended her campaign , and Friday, CNN reported Saturday, citing the Booker campaign .

WASHINGTON, DC – Kamala Harris ’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns ' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator.

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In just a few days, Sen. Cory Booker's presidential campaign raised more than $1 million dollars after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) left the Democratic primary contest and amid the New Jersey Democrat's calls for more diversity in the race.

Booker's campaign received the cash between Tuesday, the day Harris suspended her campaign, and Friday, CNN reported Saturday, citing the Booker campaign.

More than half of the 33,000 people who gave to the campaign since Tuesday, about 17,000 people, were new donors to the campaign, according to the news network. Their average donation was $25.

'I Need Help': Cory Booker Pleads for Campaign Donations, Reiterates Message of Love and Unity

  'I Need Help': Cory Booker Pleads for Campaign Donations, Reiterates Message of Love and Unity Cory Booker said no other Democratic candidate has more endorsements than him from local Iowa and New Hampshire leaders, and he reiterated his call for "love and unity" in America.Booker, whose campaign has been struggling in polls and fundraising, appeared on CBS' Face the Nation Sunday. Host John Dickerson repeatedly questioned if Booker's message of "love and unity" is resonating with Americans given that he's struggled to gain much traction on the campaign trail or in polls. Booker brushed off that suggestion and said he has more endorsements from local leaders than any other candidate.

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced on Sunday that his presidential campaign had raised more than million in the first quarter of the year. Mr. Booker ’s total is among the smallest fund-raising figures to be voluntarily disclosed so far by a Democratic candidate

Kamala Harris ’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns ' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker .

After Harris left the race, Booker critiqued the 2020 field as having "more billionaires" than "black people."

Cory Booker wearing a suit and tie: Booker campaign rakes in $1 million after Harris exits 2020 race© Greg Nash Booker campaign rakes in $1 million after Harris exits 2020 race

He and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick are the only remaining black candidates, and there are also two billionaire candidates: Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg.

"This is not about one candidate. It is about the diverse coalition that is necessary to beat Donald Trump," Booker also said this week in Iowa, according to CNN.

His comments come as the Democratic debates could have an all-white stage for the first time this election cycle. Harris had qualified for the December debate before ending her campaign.

More than a dozen people are currently vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Cory Booker Leads the Charge to Change Debate Rules That Excluded Him .
WASHINGTON — At the urging of Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, eight Democratic presidential candidates, and Mr. Booker, have signed a letter urging Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman, to lower the thresholds to qualify for the party’s January and February debates. The letter, written and circulated by the Booker campaign, was sent to Mr. Perez and his top deputies Saturday afternoon. It comes amid angst that Thursday’s debate in Los Angeles will include just one candidate of color — the businessman Andrew Yang — among the seven qualifying participants.

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