He isn't a politician, but many are hoping the father of a slain Muslim-American war hero will become one after his powerful Democratic National Convention speech, NBC News reported.
Democratic activist Tom Keefe, launched a fundraiser called "Yes We Khan" on Crowdpac.com, a nonpartisan site that helps citizens find and support local candidates. The fundraiser, which aims to get Khan in the Virginia House of Delegates, raised more than $11,000 in just 24 hours. Khan's son died in Iraq in 2004.
Keefe was on stage with other veterans at the DNC and said he was struck by the emotional force of Khan's speech lambasting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
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"I just thought, this guy might be somebody who could really turn things around for us," Keefe, 67, told NBC News.