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Kamala Harris raised $12 million in campaign's first quarter

In the first three months of her presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) raised $12 million, her team announced Monday.

The campaign said it received 218,000 contributions, with 98 percent of them under $100. More than $6 million was donated online, including $1.1 million in the last week, The New York Times reports. The average donation was roughly $55, and only 0.55 percent of individual donors gave $2,800, the maximum under the law.

"A nationwide network of hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters has stepped up to lay the foundation for a winning campaign," Harris' campaign manager, Juan Rodriguez, said in a statement. Earlier in the day, another Democratic candidate, Pete Buttigieg, announced he raised more than $7 million in the first quarter. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, had 158,550 donors who gave an average of $36.35.