Sen. Kamala Harris says she’s raised more than $12 million for campaign

Moving forward in her White House bid, the California senator says donations to her campaign have pushed her forward and allow her to compete with other candidates

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WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris says her presidential campaign has raised $12 million this year, from more than 218,000 individual contributions.

Her campaign is also touting her small-dollar fundraising operation, noting that 98% of contributions to the campaign were under $100, and saying that nearly all of her donors can donate again.

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The new figures are the latest signal of how Harris’s campaign could stack up against rival candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas. Both rivals have boasted of their own small-dollar fundraising operations.

Harris’ disclosure of the results of her first-quarter fundraising came hours after South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said he’d raised more than $7 million this year, ahead of an official campaign launch.

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Democrat Mayor Pete celebrates raising $7 million this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he’s raised more than $7 million this year.

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor tweeted his team’s initial report early Monday, saying he and his supporters “are out-performing expectations at every turn.”

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Later Monday, he posted a video saying 158,550 donors had contributed to his campaign. He said 64% of the total raised came through contributions of less than $200.

“This is a great look for our first quarter,” said Buttigieg, who launched his presidential exploratory committee two months ago.