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Kamala Harris Raises $1.5 Million as Right Wingers Resurface Birtherism 

Kamala Harris Raises $1.5 Million as Right Wingers Resurface Birtherism 

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised more than $1.5 million in online donations in the first 24 hours of announcing her candidacy for president. The donations included more than 38,000 individual donors, with the average donation hovering at $37. The Senator is expected to be a fundraising powerhouse. In April 2018, Harris said she would no longer accept corporate PAC money. However, prior to that, she accepted plenty during the 2016 and 2018 cycles, receiving almost $361,000 in business PAC contributions. In the 2018 cycle, when she was not even running, she raised more than $6.4 million overall, which was more than the average Senator. In her 2016 campaign, she raised above $15 million. Much of the contributions were movie industry dollars. Top contributors to Harris’ PAC included Time Warner ($127,725) and 21st Century Fox ($89,325). The contributions flowed in as a far-right conspiracy theorist resurfaced birtherism accusations, falsely insisting that Harris -- who was born in Oakland, CA -- could not legally be president because her parents had lived in the U.S. for less than five years before having her. CNN’s Chris Cuomo came under fire for suggesting in a since-deleted tweet that there’s no proof of where Harris was born and that the onus is on her to prove right-wing “birther” conspiracists wrong. He has since apologized and tried to clarify the tweet. More here.

Marc Veasey Intros Federal Law to Allow Voting Without ID

Marc Veasey Intros Federal Law to Allow Voting Without ID

Meet California’s First-Ever Surgeon General

Meet California’s First-Ever Surgeon General