New York: Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris, who has been in the news for the session regarding the Congressional testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is reportedly on a fund-raising drive for her Democratic colleagues ahead of the United States presidential elections in 2020.
In the first six months of 2017, Harris has raised more than USD 600,000 for a dozen Senate colleagues — including USD 365,000 from small-dollar online contributions, reports CNN.
According to reports, Sen. Harris has also scheduled a tour later in the year to raise money for Democratic Senate incumbents as well as the challengers for seven Republican-held House seats in California that the party is targeting.
Sen. Harris’s extensive campaign outweighs her Senate campaign, with a significant hold on social media. Her campaign also encompasses Facebook advertising after the election to help build that list and raise money.
Recently, she released a widely praised Spotify playlist to celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month to Blavity, a site that targets black millennials.
Sen. Harris is likely to campaign and raise money for candidates who could benefit from her support — potentially including Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown — and to focus on seven House seats in California held by Republicans, but where Hillary Clinton bested Trump in the 2016 election. (ANI)