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Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

Posted On: Dec 4, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Kamala Harris' exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator.
In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg are working to book get-to-know-you meetings with her supporters, donors said. In the early voting state of South Carolina, one prominent Harris fundraiser and surrogate said nearly every campaign had reached out to gauge his interest. And in the San Francisco Bay Area, Harris' home base, a Biden fundraiser says he sent out emails the day she left the race to get an edge on the competition.
Harris' decision to end her once-promising campaign prompted an outpouring from supporters, who lamented that the exit of the third black woman to ever run for president made what had been a historically diverse field less so. But even as they mourned, the fierce...

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