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

Booker campaign rakes in $1 million after Harris exits 2020 race
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In just a few days, Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDemocrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts Senate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Booker brings girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, to inauguration MORE's presidential campaign raised more than $1 million dollars after Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden must wait weekend for State Department pick Senators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal An ally in the White House is good for abortion access, but not enough MORE (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.


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

He and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick are the only remaining black candidates, and there are also two billionaire candidates: Tom SteyerTom SteyerOn The Trail: The political losers of 2020 Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Late donor surges push election spending projections to new heights MORE and Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEverytown calls on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign Biden selects Gina Raimondo for Commerce chief: reports 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics MORE.  

"This is not about one candidate. It is about the diverse coalition that is necessary to beat Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE," 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.