Washington (CNN) - The DC-based Progressive Change Campaign Committee has raised over $77,000 in the hope that Elizabeth Warren, the former financial adviser to President Barack Obama, will decide to challenge Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts next year.
The liberal organization announced Monday they would immediately be able to make the funds raised available to Warren should she decide to pursue the Democratic senate nomination. Seven Democrats have already entered the Massachusetts senate race, but none has major name recognition, and the PCCC hopes that it can continue to rally volunteers and donors behind her.
In addition to the money raised for any potential Warren campaign, the PCCC also raised $25,797 to run ads in Massachusetts promoting their Draft Warren Campaign. So far, over 53,000 people have signed up, pledging their support – according to the PCCC.
Fundraising would be crucial to a Warren campaign. Brown's re-election campaign has approximately $10 million cash in hand to put towards his re-election efforts, and polls indicate he is popular in the state. He also appears to have support among blue-collar conservative Democrats, for whom Warren's Harvard background and her involvement in the creation of the federal consumer protection agency could prove contentious.
Warren has not officially announced her candidacy, but she has suggested that she is seriously considering the possibility. She is expected to make a final decision in the coming weeks.