The Arizona Republic reports the 54-year-old retired astronaut and Tucson Democrat touted his financial grab Wednesday morning. By the end of the day, campaign spokesman Rodd McLeod says the figure ballooned from $604,000 to $1.1 million.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, in comparison, raised about $1.5 million within 24 hours of announcing her bid for president in 2020. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, another Democrat, raised $1 million over a 48-hour period.
Kelly is the first Democrat to jump into the 2020 field. Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, of Phoenix, is considering a run.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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