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'Yes We Khan' Fundraiser Started to Get Khizr Khan to Run for Va. Legislature

The campaign, which aims to get Khan in the Virginia House of Delegates, raised more than $11,000 in just 24 hours

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    Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim U.S. Soldier Humayun S. M. Khan, holds up a booklet of the US Constitution at the the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Khan, accompanied by his wife, Ghazala, rebuked Republican nominee Donald Trump.

    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.

    "I just thought, this guy might be somebody who could really turn things around for us," Keefe, 67, told NBC News.

    Full Remarks: Khizr Khan Addresses Democratic National Convention

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    Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who was killed in action, addressed the 2016 Democratic National Convention. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)