Brown boasts lucrative fourth quarter
January 9th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Brown boasts lucrative fourth quarter

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Scott Brown's campaign raked in more than $3.2 million during its fourth quarter fundraising, his campaign announced to supporters on Monday.

The Massachusetts senator, who's expected to face a competitive re-election bid against Democratic front-runner Elizabeth Warren, finished off the year with $8.5 million and $12.8 million cash on hand.

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The campaign said the fourth quarter was its strongest since Brown won the 2010 special election to fill a seat vacated by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

"Despite our success, we also know that our opponent is getting lots of financial support from extreme liberal special interests and she will likely surpass our numbers," John P. Cook, the campaign's finance director, said in an email to supporters.

Warren's campaign has yet to release figures for its final three months but said the numbers will come in the next few days.

Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Democratic Party blasted Brown's fundraising figures as a result of big bank financing.

"It's no surprise that Wall Street and the big banks continue to finance Scott Brown's campaign because he continues to put their interests first, ahead of middle-class Massachusetts families," Kevin Franck, a party spokesman, said in a statement.

Warren, a Harvard Law professor known for her role in helping develop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, launched her campaign in September.

According to a UMass Amherst Poll taken in early December, Warren held a four percentage point advantage over Brown among registered voters, receiving 43% to Brown's 39%. The margin fell within the survey's sampling error.

Both Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg, non partisan political handicappers, rank the 2012 senate race as a toss-up.

- CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Hope Warren wins and sends pretty boy packing. I think one term is enough for the people of massachusetts to see what a mistake it is voting for a repo and a far right one at that.

    January 9, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. Sarah

    The fastest way to become a millionare !

    January 9, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. Sorensen

    He should get back in his truck and go back to football, or whatever it was, he did before.
    Elisabeth Warren is about 2000 times smarter.

    January 9, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  4. Colorodan

    I don't know why the GOP was so afraid of having Elizabeth Warren head up the Consumer Protection Agency, but I'm guessing that if they were against her, she must be on target about something.

    January 9, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. IVOTE

    Elizabeth Warren will be a Senator from Massachusetts in spite of Koch Bros. Money.

    January 9, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens and Brown have a lot of Wall Street supporters to pay back.

    January 9, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. BLKMANinAmerica

    GO Elizabeth Warren, GO get TK seat back for the DEMS. Rahrah!

    January 9, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Colorodan I don't know why the GOP was so afraid of having Elizabeth Warren head up the Consumer Protection Agency, but I'm guessing that if they were against her, she must be on target about something.
    For the same reason we would not like Van Jones appointed Attorney General. They are both far left lunatics that are better suited for office in Cuba, not the USA.

    January 9, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. Gurgi

    @Jane, another typical liberal that gives liberals a reputation for lack of comprehension and reading skills. I have seen nothing in Truth's or Fair's postings to fit your description of "...nasty, snide tone and usual total lack of actual facts...." Your description seems to fit the postings of liberal's, including your own postings.

    January 9, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  10. peacedog

    did he strip to make more money?

    January 9, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
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