Warren's whopping $8.6 million haul
July 9th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

Warren's whopping $8.6 million haul

(CNN) – Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren raised more than $8.6 million in the last three months, her campaign announced Monday.

The second quarter figure surpassed her first quarter amount of $6.9 million. She now has $13.5 million cash on hand, according to the campaign.

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Warren is locked in a bitter race against incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who's fighting to keep the seat he won in a 2010 special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy.

Warren, who served as an adviser in the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has strong backing from national Democrats, including President Barack Obama. The president praised the candidate at a recent event in Boston.

Her campaign said they "experienced a surge in grassroots donations" last quarter, with 81% of donations amounting to $50 or less and more than half at $25 or less.

"Elizabeth Warren has fought hard to create a level playing field for middle class families. It is those men and women who are fueling this campaign," said Mindy Myers, Warren's campaign manager.

While money seemed to pour in last quarter, Warren faced some of her toughest scrutiny during the same window of time, taking heat over allegations that she claimed Native American ancestry as a method for career advancement.

Clarifying, Warren, a Harvard law professor, confirmed she told employers at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania of her heritage, but noted she did so only after she was hired. The story, however, remained in the headlines for weeks, as Brown's campaign continued to call for her to answer questions about the issue.

The Warren campaign also said June marked the best fund-raising month overall, with $3.1 million raised.

Brown's team argued Warren's war chest largely depends on "out-of-state" donors and "extreme special interests."

"Ultimately, however, elections are decided by the voters based on competing visions for our future, and Scott Brown will have the resources he needs to share his pro-jobs message and independent record with voters across the Commonwealth," said Brown spokeswoman Alleigh Marre. "No amount of money can wash away Professor Warren's support of job-crushing tax hikes that would devastate our economy, especially in the wake of Friday's incredibly weak employment report."

While Brown's campaign is not yet releasing its numbers, the incumbent brought in $3.4 million during the first three months of this year and had $15 million in the bank at the end of March.


Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Kate

    Go Elizabeth! Bring fairness back!

    July 9, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Sniffit

    Can't wait for the books.....Scott Brown: From Senate to Sears Catalogue (a poser wherever he goes). Or maybe Mr. Poser Goes to Washington?

    July 9, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  3. Warren, now claiming female minority status

    In addition to claiming her status as a Native American minority, she's now claiming being a female is now a minority class, so she should be given the seat in congress because of her double minority status.

    July 9, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  4. Andrew

    How much of that was those donations from more "generous" people?

    July 9, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    How much came from Native American casinos?

    July 9, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of OBAMA FAILURE

    An rich litest leftist Haaaarvard professor or a down to earth guy who has served our country in the military? HA! Easy choice there!! The US Senate doesn't need anymore more far left loons like Warren. They already have far too many of them.

    BTW, I will expect all of the leftists in here that are always taking pot shots at people for their lack of military service to be heaping praise on Scott Brown and supporting him with donations. hahahaha....

    July 9, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  7. More Tape Please

    Doesn't matter. Koch just wrote another check for 18 million to Brown.

    July 9, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  8. D_Coder

    Elizabeth Warren is unfair to millionaires!

    July 9, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  9. insight iowa

    Go Elizabeth... We need you in Washington!!!

    July 9, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  10. E_Coder

    I'm very dubious about Warren. She will push for laws that prevent banks from taking dangerous financial risks, so they might stop causing economic crashes and needing bailouts... sounds socialist to me!

    July 9, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "I'm very dubious about Warren. She will push for laws that prevent banks from taking dangerous financial risks, so they might stop causing economic crashes and needing bailouts... sounds socialist to me!"

    Yeah, I mean, c'mon...what better way to make the middle-class happy with half a century of stagnant salaries and shrinking family wealth than by throwing the occasional recession just to remind them that they should be thankful for the little that's allowed to "trickle down" because the only time it's better to almost have something than actually have it is when that something is nothing?

    July 9, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. edpeters101

    I guess all the money isn't on Wall Street, some of it is on Main Street!

    July 9, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. Getoverit

    Sounds like some of the 1% have defected to Democrat.

    July 9, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. edpeters101

    I guess all the money isn't on "Wall Street", some of it is indeed on "Main Street". Common sense rules and regulation for the Bankers and everybody else.. Works for me!

    July 9, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has a FAILURE PROBLEM

    E_Coder - I'm very dubious about Warren. She will push for laws that prevent banks from taking dangerous financial risks, so they might stop causing economic crashes and needing bailouts...
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    You should be dubious about Warren. A Harvard professor that has never run a bank should be telling them how to run a bank. There is risk in everything. If you want no risk, then do nothing. How would that have worked out for all of us if the Wright Brothers had done that? Or Steve Jobs? Life is nothing but a series of risks. Get over it.

    July 9, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Stuffit

    Boy those corrupt union bosses can sure throw their money around when they want to can't they. Don't worry, Elizabeth will give it to SEIU/ACORN to steal the election for her and the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president in history.

    July 9, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  17. Chief Sitting Bull

    Lying Dog Warren need much wampam to fix forked tongue problem.

    July 9, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  18. Joy

    Scott Brown is an independent voice. He looks at all sides of an Issue, and uses a common sense approach.
    He does not fabricate statements just to get votes. He has the best interest of the people, and has sound logical ideas
    to reduce our national debt. Our debt is over 15 trillion. Warren wants to spend more money that we do not have, and
    does not recognize our need to reduce the debt.

    July 9, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    somebody wrote:

    BTW, I will expect all of the leftists in here that are always taking pot shots at people for their lack of military service to be heaping praise on Scott Brown and supporting him with donations. hahahaha....
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    Tell that to that Tea Party congressman, [Kirk? that guy who owes thousands in child support] out in Illinois who is running against a female vet who lost her legs in combat. He's been blasting her because she's a vet. He says she talks about her combat experience too much. Hey, that is her strength.

    July 9, 2012 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    somebody wrote:

    You should be dubious about Warren. A Harvard professor that has never run a bank should be telling them how to run a bank.
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    A guy who's never gotten an "A" in college should not be telling people how to run banks....and he definitely should not be making decisions about student loans.

    July 9, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |