Warren outraises Brown in Massachusetts Senate race
January 11th, 2012
03:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Warren outraises Brown in Massachusetts Senate race

(CNN) - Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren pulled in $5.7 million for her Massachusetts Senate bid in the last three months, her campaign announced Wednesday.

Her fourth quarter fundraising outpaced the incumbent, Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who earlier this week reported raising $3.2 million.

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The two candidates are considered strong front-runners in their respective parties ahead of the state's Senate showdown in November.

Widely expected to be a toss-up, the race has already heated up with both campaigns and outside groups running ads and web videos.

Warren, a former adviser to President Barack Obama during the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, took out $1.6 million in television ad buys last month, alone.

For the last three months, her campaign reported the average contribution totaled $64 and boasted a contributor list of about 23,000.

While Warren raised more than Brown in the final quarter, her September entry into the race put her $6 million cash-on-hand numbers well short of Brown's $12.8 million war chest.

Responding to Wednesday's fundraising figures, the Massachusetts Republican Party issued a statement calling into question the source of Warren's haul.

"Elizabeth Warren is being financed by extreme liberal special interests from outside Massachusetts," the statement read. "As the intellectual founder of the radical Occupy protests, she has a national network of left wing supporters eager to open their wallets to finance her agenda of bigger government, higher taxes and more debt."

Massachusetts Democrats blasted Brown's fundraising figures Monday, calling them 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 Massachusetts Democratic Party spokesman, said in a statement.

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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Buh bye Browny. It's going to be so fun to watch the GOP/Teatrolls squirm and rationalize why this race in particular is somehow not a referendum on the Teatroll exrtemist brinksmanship hostage taking nonsense.

    January 11, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. Sorensen

    Ms. Warren is so talented, supersmart, relevant and needed. She will become the Senator and hopefully much higher
    a little later, when Obama finds the balls to promote her.

    January 11, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Advice to Scott Brown, wrap Obama all over Warren because if people think Obama is a leftist, Warren is ten times worse. This woman should be running on the Communist Party ticket! Oh yeah, they took over the Democrat Party a few years back. Never mind...

    January 11, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. Russ in Md

    "Warren, a former adviser to President Barack Obama" You can't ask for a better line if your running under a republican ticket.

    January 11, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  5. vic , nashville ,tn

    Go Elizabeth Warren we need Massachusetts

    Obama will beat Romney in Massachusetts ,Iowa, New Hampshire it will fun to watch on election day

    January 11, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. Bill

    Massachusetts, meet your next Senator.

    January 11, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    THe only advice that Warren needs is to do what Brown's previous opponent didn't do - campaign! Go out there and meet the people you plan on representing in the Senate.

    January 11, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. Jay

    If only EVERY politician were like you. You ARE perfect. Finally, someone who really is FOR all the people.

    Goodbye Mr. Brown.

    January 11, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. Jim in San Mateo

    Brown has sided with the Republicans too many times for Liberal Massachussets. He will pay for representing party instead of people.

    January 11, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  10. willie floyd

    Did anyone hear a man from a Boston paper say it was easier to raise money for her than it was for Ted Kennedy?? I found that really interesting.

    January 11, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  11. Jack

    I'm a fan of Warren's but I've got to tell you–someone needs to sit her down and tell her she needs a makeover. This is the public arena and pretty boy Scott knows that. She needs to get a new pair of glasses, new hairdo and look like she's not a wonk but someone out to play the game. Is this sad? Of course, but this is very important. Candidates don't need to be beautiful or handsome but they do need to show that they've put some thought into how they appear and come across in the media. We all wish it wasn't so but it is. I wish her luck but it's an uphill battle and I hope we can get a Democrat in place of this Republican (even thought he's proved to be more "moderate" than originally feared).

    January 11, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    MA is a lot different than than those red states that only get foreign owned media, so free advice from a wingnut to a loser like Brown is worth as much as it costs, nothing. Brown is the first of many of republicans will face the wrath of voters this fall. Did anyone else notice the communist comment from the delusional fascist?

    January 11, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  13. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    S.B. Stein E.B. NJ
    THe only advice that Warren needs is to do what Brown's previous opponent didn't do – campaign! Go out there and meet the people you plan on representing in the Senate
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    Egads man! Warren get out in public and touch hands with the unwashed masses??!! Surely you jest or have gone mad! She need only command that the mindless Democrat surfs vote for her as is the custom in Mass. Such unsanity contact with the masses is not warranted.

    January 11, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    Truth and Nothing but lies, nice to see that little comment after you gave your obligatory hymn of praise to that Job-killing corporate raider with magic underpants you seem to feel walks on water. Have you tried to find a job today?

    January 11, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Sadly, public fund raising has become irrelevant. All that really matters now is the financial strength of superPACs. Public money just gives you some measure of public support. The superPACs give you a handle on the strength and influence of special interests.

    January 11, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "Have you tried to find a job today?"

    He's being paid to post the right wing extremist talking points.

    January 11, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  17. Bill

    Truth and Nothing-

    Could you tell me where to buy the stuff you smoke? It must be good, because you clearly have a serious loss of brain cells.

    January 11, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  18. Phil in KC

    I hope she trounces him. Then maybe we'll stop hearing how Brown's election is proof the whole country is going conservative. The only reason a given office changes parties is because of a relative small percentage of the population who can't seem to make up their minds. They like to call themselves Independents.

    January 11, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    But Brown is Wall Street's favorite senator!

    You go girl, I'll send more money when I can.

    January 11, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    @ ......Such unsanity contact with the masses is not warranted.
    -------
    Say what? Is that supposed to be insanity? Or unsanitary?

    It's MITT that won't be able to shake hands in SC (you know the reasons). YOU'RE AN IDIOT.

    Go Ms. Warren - we're ALL pulling for you.

    January 11, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Go Warren! Checks in the mail.

    January 11, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  22. Independent Voters

    Warren you will beat Brown by a landslide. Get rid of the republican they are crooks.

    January 11, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    Sniffit, then he must enjoy making below minimum wage. Based on the quality of his post, they are not getting ther money's worth.

    January 11, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. Proudly Independent Voter

    Lizzy, don't forget to thank the public sector unions and the Chicago mob.

    January 11, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  25. Woman In California

    @ Jack

    As a woman, I understand perfectly what you're saying – but there are a lot of people who will vote FOR her just because she DOESN'T want to be someone else. In any case, I wish her success.

    January 11, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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