Harris raises close to $12 million in second quarter

Harris raises close to $12 million in second quarter
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE (D-Calif.) raised close to $12 million from 279,000 donors in the second quarter, well below the amount brought in by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE (I-Vt.).

Nearly 150,000 of Harris's contributors were new donors, according to her campaign.

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The average contribution in the second quarter was $39. Harris brought in $7 million through her digital program, with an average online donation of $24, her campaign said.

The new quarterly figures bring Harris's total fundraising to $23 million.

Harris's fundraising trails that of Biden, Sanders and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' MORE (D).

Buttigieg brought in $24.8 million during the second quarter, followed by Biden who raised $21.5 million. Sanders raked in $18 million during that time period.

Biden and Buttigieg launched their campaigns in April.

Harris was thrust into the spotlight last week after she confronted Biden on his civil rights record at the first Democratic primary debate.

She has since seen a jump in the polls, while Biden appears to be slipping. 

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that Biden's support had fallen to 22 percent from 30 percent, while Harris overtook Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' Warren enters crucial debate with big momentum MORE (D-Mass.) for third place.