Progressive group hits milestone in support of Warren
September 5th, 2012
02:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Progressive group hits milestone in support of Warren

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Hours before Elizabeth Warren speaks in prime at the Democratic convention, a leading progressive group backing the Democrat's Senate nominee in Massachusetts will announce they've raised $1 million for her bid to defeat Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

In addition, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) also tells CNN that they've received more than 50,000 grassroots donations that will be directed to Warren's campaign, with the average donation being $16.

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The PCCC launched a "Draft Warren" campaign in July of last year, raising over $100,000 even before Warren announced her bid for the Senate.

Before launching her campaign for the Senate last September, Warren was best known as a top adviser to President Barack Obama where she was integral to the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created as part of the 2010 financial reform law.

Warren has brought in more than $28 million since announcing her bid, out-raising Brown. The most recent polls indicate a close race between Warren and Brown, who scored an upset victory in a January 2010 special election to fill the final two and a half years of the term of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy.

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • PCCC
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Critical Thinking

    Is the the $1 million dollars in US Currency or in beads and blankets?

    What a pathetic individual who lies on her college application to gain advantages that she has not earned.

    I wonder if there is any other highly ranked politician who lied on their college application about where they were borned in an effort to improve their chances of getting accepted but now won't release those records? I wonder?

    September 5, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    I like brown and warren and would vote for her if I was a mass residents . People in mass and in every state need to vote the obstructionest extremest Gop bafoons party out so we can get things done and your moms and dads can keep their Medicare and soc sec if under 55years old ,or can you pay for their health care ??????? These aren't handouts as the Lyin Ryan Gop goofballs would have you believe ,they have paid for these benifets with their tax dallars .that's why its called a trust fund . I think the Gop is trying to abolish the soc sec fund because they borrowed so much from it and don't want to pay it back . Sounds like something romney the tax cheat would do bain stile !!!

    September 5, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I look forward to Elizabeth Warren's speech tonight. It should be a barn burner.

    September 5, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. gt

    progressive groups ..oh you mean...far left fringe groups .....who only have one agenda.....

    September 5, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. jaimie

    Romney and Ryan .......... Laurel and Hardy of the 21st century

    September 5, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. jaimie

    Romneyhood ........... Give to the Rich take from the poor

    September 5, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. myviewis

    Let me guess, her supporters are hoping she too will get rid of God????? And red & blue balloons and no more talk of Israel & Jerusalem and???????? what more?????

    September 5, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  8. Pete

    She's a hands down favorite for Massachusetts senatorial position.Brown won't get much from republicans,he's turned his back on them too much this time,he's thru..She's the one most closely resembling a tuff Ted Kennedy,she's for the states poor and disregarded,the forgotten class,Kennedy has always been for them,its a shame his life was cut short ..I hope she wins and can continue to carry the torch that Mr Kennedy did,God Bless Ted Kennedy,I know he's proud of Pres.Obama,that's his guy!!!

    September 5, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  9. Padraig

    She lied in her campaign and misrepresented herself to others. Very low on integrity.

    September 5, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    Warren the great.... Go warren, we love you Elizebeth!!!

    September 5, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  11. sonny chapman

    Why do the Republican Male Senators hate her so much ? Hell, she's smart but talks like some body from Oklahoma. And not bad looking either !

    September 5, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. Critical Thinking

    Elizabeth Shoving Bull Warren is an embarrassment to women around this country. She reinforces the notion that women need to lie in an effort to get ahead. She is not worthy of the office of U.S. Senator.

    September 5, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    I think Warren is destined to be our first female POTUS, at the very least V-POTUS. Republicans are still at least a century away from selecting a woman as their party nominee for POTUS.

    September 5, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |