Kamala Harris raises USD 23 million

California's powerful Indian-origin Democratic Senator Kamala Harris has raised more than USD 23 million since she announced her presidential bid in January.

Among over 20 Democratic presidential aspirants, Kamala, 54, whose mother had migrated to the U.S from Chennai, is running neck and neck with former U.S vice president Joe Biden, particularly after her impressive show at the first Democratic debate held recently.

Kamala's presidential campaign raised nearly USD 12 million from more than 279,000 people in the second quarter of 2019.

Almost 150,000 new donors contributed to her campaign during the second quarter.

In total, she has raised more than USD 23 million since she announced her presidential bid in January.

According to a campaign statement, Kamala brought in more than USD 7 million through her digital programme alone. The campaign's average contribution was USD 39, and the average online contribution was just USD 24.

Kamala launched her campaign on January 21 with a promise to reject money from corporate political action committees and federal lobbyists.