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

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.

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 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. 

 

 

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