Former congressman Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign says it raised $6.1 million in its first 24 hours, more than any other 2020 Democratic candidate has reported. O'Rourke's 24 hour total surpasses that of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who reported having raised $5.9 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) reported $1.5 million raised in her campaign's first day. O'Rourke, who previously broke fundraising records during his 2018 Senate campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), said in a statement that "Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president."
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