Harris fundraises off O'Rourke's 2020 announcement

Harris fundraises off O'Rourke's 2020 announcement
© Getty

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisStrategist says Trump is 'retreating' from talking about foreign policy Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows MORE (D-Calif.) is fundraising for her presidential campaign off former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Biden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators MORE's (D-Texas) announcement that he is also entering the 2020 race.

In a Thursday campaign email with the subject line "Beto O'Rourke," the California senator noted the "record number of Democrats" in the race and said she looks forward to debating her opponents, including O'Rourke.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We are facing something unprecedented: a record number of Democrats — including a record number of women and people of color — are running for President. This is greatly encouraging for the future of our country, but there is still a long path ahead of us," she said in the email.

“I look forward to engaging in substantive debates with each of these candidates, including the newest to join the race today, Beto O’Rourke — and ultimately selecting a Democratic nominee who will take on and beat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say MORE in November of 2020," Harris added.

Harris said to run a winning campaign her team will "have to cut through the noise of this crowded primary and share our message with as many voters as possible."

"That’s why I am planning to spend as much time as possible out on the campaign trail, meeting with communities across the country, listening to the issues affecting them," she said.

Earlier Thursday, O'Rourke officially entered the 2020 Democratic primary race, saying in a video announcing his candidacy that "this is a defining moment of truth for this country and every single one of us."

He is entering a crowded field that, in addition to Harris, includes Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows Watchdog group calls on 2020 candidates to release 10 years of tax returns MORE (I-Vt.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHarris's stepkids call her 'Momala' Sanders joins striking workers at UCLA in first 2020 California visit Lawmakers urge tech to root out extremism after New Zealand MORE (D-Minn.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Jared Kushner's brother made last-minute donation to Beto O'Rourke Senate campaign Biden advisers mull launch naming Abrams as running mate: report MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Trump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows Rock the Vote President calls for dismantling of electoral college MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandWatchdog group calls on 2020 candidates to release 10 years of tax returns Poll: Gillibrand, de Blasio have favorable ratings under 30 percent among New Yorkers Harris's stepkids call her 'Momala' MORE (D-N.Y.).

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTrump has lost support from male voters since shutdown, analysis shows Biden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators MORE is also expected to jump into the race.