Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign featured the best online fundraising day so far within 24 hours of Thursday's debate on keeping track of Joe Biden's civil rights record – while the previous vice president was involved in another controversy that had plagued he aspired to clean up his Miami performance.
A brief statement on Saturday said they had raised more than $ 2 million online during that period, from 63,277 people, most of whom had contributed.
HARRIS ENABLES DEBATE PERFORMANCE
"We have momentum," Harris Communications Director Lily Adams said. "After her dominant debating performance, she proved that she is the candidate most suited to the case against four Following up on Donald Trump's years, supporters in that country are driving our campaign because they saw their empathy, their passion, and their direct focus on the topics that keep people going at night. "
The campaign had a special boost Donations from the states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
After Harris stole the limelight with her, questioning Biden about his opposition four decades ago against desegregation busing prescribed nationwide ̵
Her campaign skillfully attempted the well-planned one Taking advantage of confrontation – she tweeted moments later a picture of Harris as a child with her stage quote "The little girl was me" and sold 30-dollar shirts that were adorned with the same pageantry The latter step generated some online criticism that less her powerful moment made to appear authentic.
In the meantime, Biden relentlessly defended his civil rights record both in Miami and the following day in Chicago.
"I have heard and I have listened and I respect Senator Harris. However, we all know that exchanging a campaign for 30 to 60 seconds can not live up to a lifelong commitment to civil rights, "Biden said at an event organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition. In a direct conversation with Jackson, he said, "I know you know that I have made every effort to ensure that citizenship and voting rights as well as equal rights are enforced everywhere."
Biden insisted that he "never, never, never against voluntary busing.
But even while defending his own record, Biden was still trying controversy. He said he imagines a society in which everyone understands that the "kid in the hoodie could be the next poet and not a gangbanger."
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, a Democratic presidential rival of 2020, asked Biden to vote and said in a tweet that it was more than just a hoodie.
"It's a culture that sees a problem with a child wearing a hoodie, and our candidate needs to have the language to talk about race much more constructively," said Booker, who teamed with Harris against the Biden's comments from the previous day nostalgically referred to the "civility" he maintained during his time in the Senate with two segregationist Democrats in the 1970s, despite their long distance in ideology.
It remains unclear whether Biden, who has survived numerous controversies during his front-running election campaign against the Democrats, will hit the polls or fundraise his performance.
But for Harris, the outbreak could be crucial. In recent months, she has been overshadowed by Biden and other high-profile rivals such as Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, as well as the meteoric rise of South Bend, the mayor of Indiana, Pete Buttigieg.
BIDEN CAMPAIGN DEFENDS FORMER VP AFTER DEBATE
Harris asked Fox News & # 39; Peter Doocy after her follow-up act to pursue the case against Donald Trump.
Former California Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney entered the debate, hoping to give a national audience the excuse that their law enforcement skills would make them the best Democratic aspirants to meet with Republican President Trump measure up.
Biden's campaign quickly defended her candidate.  "If you want to put Vice President Biden's record on civil rights against others on this stage, he will pass the test of time," senior consultant Symone Sanders told reporters right after the debate.
Biden, who is appreciated by many Democrats for his tireless efforts to help party members on the campaign, his eight years as the right-wing man of former President Barack Obama and his story of overcoming devastating personal tragedies, seemed shocked at Harris & # 39; ;Question.
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His top advisors characterized the controversial moment as a "low blow."
Brooke Singman and Kelly Phares and The Associated by Fox News The press has contributed to this report.