Warren bests Brown in recent fundraising
April 9th, 2012
12:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Warren bests Brown in recent fundraising

(CNN) – Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren raised $6.9 million in the first quarter of 2012, more than doubling incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown's haul, according to her campaign.

Despite her fundraising advantage in the first three months of the year, Brown has $4 million more cash on hand heading into the 2012 election, at $15 million.

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On Friday, Brown, the first term senator, reported bringing in $3.4 million.

However, Team Warren pointed to broad support for their candidate across the state with individuals from 350 cities and towns donating to the campaign. Eighty-three percent of donations since January 1 were of $50 or less, according to the campaign.

The two candidates are locked in a tight race in the typically blue state and statistically tied in recent state polling.

Warren, a former consumer protection advocate in the Obama administration, is the favorite to capture the Democratic nomination and face-off against Brown, who was elected during a special election following the death of longtime Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Non-partisan political handicappers Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook list the race as a toss-up.

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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    I wonder if MA residents who think the national economy is in the tank realize that Republicans are the ones who tanked it.

    April 9, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. Bill

    It will be good to see Ms. Warren in the Senate.

    April 9, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC – I wonder if MA residents who think the national economy is in the tank realize that Republicans are the ones who tanked it
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    Yes, they do and they also know that Obama has had FOUR YEARS to make it better and he has FAILED.
    Will Obama EVER take ownership of this or will you fools blame everybody else for your failures forever???

    April 9, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    "However, Team Warren pointed to broad support for their candidate across the state with individuals from 350 cities and towns donating to the campaign."
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    What a trivial tidbit for the Warren campaign to point out. Care to wager that Scott Brown has donors from the same 350 cities and towns?

    MA has 351 cities and towns. What I would like to know is which hostel was the lone dissenter?

    April 9, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Four and The Door wrote:

    @Laura, Massachusetts. Thank you for a great post. Everything I have heard about MassHealth has been good. And that's the way it should be done, at the state level.
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    People in Rhoode Island think that MassHealth has been good, too. They can simply cross the state line and go get some free health care whenever they want.

    April 9, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  6. SUBS 4 VOTES

    Ms. Warren is going to win this election hands down.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    ELIZABETH WARREN 2012 & BEYOND

    April 9, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    "People in Rhoode Island think that MassHealth has been good, too. They can simply cross the state line and go get some free health care whenever they want."
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    Ummmmmmmm... MassHealth is Medicaid. For the poor. Savvy?

    April 9, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Jean Sartre

    I too think it will be good to see Ms. Warren in the Senate. What I really do't understand, even at this point, why this race is rated as a "toss up."

    Ms. Warren is such a thoughtful, intelligent and competent individual I woud have thought she would be +20 points in the polls.. maybe its just because is Mass...

    April 9, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair asked:

    MA has 351 cities and towns. What I would like to know is which hostel was the lone dissenter?
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    Oh, that's easy. Cambridge. [Harvard University, Cambridge, MA]

    April 9, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  10. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    After four years of failed leftist policies, nobody in their right mind will vote for this leftwing radical unless their goal is to see the country go bankrupt and engaged in endless class warfare.

    April 9, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  11. lili

    it seems that money brought in for most democratic races are really from the people. Average Americans donating small amounts to state and federal campaigns. Unlike the repos that have a few rich people putting in lots of money to buy candidates. It will be a same if a few rich people can by the election. Americans unite move forward not back to the bush years. Obama 2012 Warren 2012

    April 9, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC
    Fair is Fair asked:
    MA has 351 cities and towns. What I would like to know is which hostel was the lone dissenter?
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    Oh, that's easy. Cambridge. [Harvard University, Cambridge, MA]
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    Yes, probably correct as I believe they officially became a province of Cuba as Massachusetts was just not leftists enough for them.

    April 9, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Truth wrote:

    Yes, they do and they also know that Obama has had FOUR YEARS to make it better and he has FAILED. Will Obama EVER take ownership of this or will you fools blame everybody else for your failures forever???
    -------------------
    What have the Republicans done to help the economy? Nothing. Pres. Obama has taken ownership of the economy. Republicans continue to deny that he took ownership of a patient that was on its' death bed. The patient is recovering, slowly but surely recovering. Republicans like Mitt Romney argued: do nothing; let the auto industry fail; bail out the big banks; deregulate more; cut more taxes for the job creators, etc.

    April 9, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |