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Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has been raking in the cash after naming Kamala Harris as his pick for vice president.
Since making the announcement on Tuesday, the Biden-Harris campaign raised $48 million in just 48 hours. According to Reuters, Biden and groups affiliated to his campaign had raised $140 million in July.
Harris is also the first Black and Asian-American on a major presidential ticket. Her mother was an immigrant from India and her father from Jamaica. Since her nomination, critics have claimed that Harris is not Black.
During an interview with The Breakfast Club last year, Harris was asked about critics who claim that she is not “Black enough.”
“So I was born in Oakland, and raised in the United States except for the years that I was in high school in Montreal, Canada.And look, this is the same thing they did to Barack (Obama). This is not new to us and so I think that we know what they are trying to do,” she responded.
“They are trying to do what has been happening over the last two years, which is powerful voices trying to sow hate and division, and so we need to recognize when we’re being played,” Harris said.
“I think they don’t understand who Black people are. I’m not going to spend my time trying to educate people about who Black people are. Because right now, frankly, I’m focused on, for example, an initiative that I have that is called the ‘LIFT Act’ that is about lifting folks out of poverty,” she said, detailing her plan for a $6,000 tax credit for middle-class Americans.