Pro-Warren group announces $1 million raised for candidates
July 16th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
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Pro-Warren group announces $1 million raised for candidates

(CNN) - As liberals flock to Detroit this week for a major progressive confab, a leading grassroots group announced a big fundraising haul to help Democratic candidates ahead of the midterm elections.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee said Wednesday that it raised over $1 million this campaign cycle. The report comes a day before the kickoff of Netroots Nation, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country.

The group, which is a major backer of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, will have a significant presence at the four-day liberal gathering surrounding the Massachusetts senator and liberal icon's keynote address.

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"Elizabeth Warren's economic populist agenda is popular from Maine to Iowa to Oregon and progressives are working to elect Elizabeth Warren's allies in 2014," said Adam Green, the group's co-founder.

"This grassroots outpouring shows that the path to winning elections - and keeping the Senate - is to campaign on an economic populist agenda including Wall Street reform, expanding Social Security benefits, and reducing student debt."

The PCCC said it raised over $2.7 million for candidates in 2012, but added that their most recent fundraising success indicates a solid and growing progressive infrastructure.

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Warren has a large cadre of support among progressives urging her to launch a campaign, though she's adamantly said she isn't running for the White House.

Still, she's had a frequent presence on the campaign trail, stumping in nearly half a dozen states so far this year for other candidates ahead of the 2014 midterms.

But 2016 is all in full-swing as other possible Democratic contenders court the gathering of progressives, who are a key part of the Democratic Party's base.

A tough critic of Wall Street and big banks, the first-term senator's staple as a politician has been advocating for consumers against unfair practices in the banking industry.

Vice President Joe Biden, also a possible 2016 contender, will address the liberal gathering.

The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, will not attend the conference but several Clinton supporting groups will be there.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    All I can ask, except for their toothless southern state base who continue to vote against their own best interest, are there any other groups of people/race/religion that the teaklans have NOT insulted?
    Can't think of one at present.

    July 16, 2014 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    -before you buy the election you better take care of this un-needed foreign invasion into USA. Freeze immigration for fifty years or so, more populous we are less prosperous we will be. Good lucks.

    July 16, 2014 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  3. Tellin' It Like It Is

    People know that the term "Progressive" is just another name for Socialist and/or Communist right? Democrats know those words turn people off so they have once again blown more smoke to hide themselves and their intentions.

    July 16, 2014 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  4. just asking

    The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, will not attend the conference but several Clinton supporting groups will be there.
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    interesting... hillary clinton does not want to be seen and photographed with the far left clowns. wouldn't they be more appropriately named the whackjob left of the the democrat party?

    July 16, 2014 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  5. Tommy G

    Well, just as in 2008, Hillary Clinton will not ride unchallenged to the Democratic nomination. She will be challenged by the far left loons of the Democrat Party, the "Progressives". These are the crazy aunts and uncles of the Democrat Party and they have taken over the Democrat Party. They scorned Hillary Clinton in 2008 for the far, far left Obama because she was not far enough left.

    JFK would never belong to this Democrat Party today as it is closer to France's Socialist Party than anything else. He would have been driven from the party, just as Joe Liebermann was even though he was a Vice Presidential candidate for the Democrats. Democrats like to claim they are diverse but that is the furthest thing from the truth. They claim skin color is diversity. They demand conformance to the far left ideology, something Hillary Clinton didn't do in 2008. Group think, all in lock step is the 'progressive way'. No diversity of thought allowed or tolerated. Just ask Joe Liebermann.

    July 16, 2014 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    If Warren were the 2016 nominee, I would love to see who the Republican Party would run against her. I think the right wing would view Warren as an extremists and respond with an extremist of their own. Someone like Rand Paul, perhaps? I think they would make for a great debate.

    July 16, 2014 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    just asking

    The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, will not attend the conference but several Clinton supporting groups will be there.
    -

    interesting... hillary clinton does not want to be seen and photographed with the far left clowns. wouldn't they be more appropriately named the whackjob left of the the democrat party?
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    It pleases me to no end to observe right wing ignorance of our laws. Political candidates are prohibited from coordinating with super PACs, or did you forget? Her attendance at the event could easily be seen as coordinating activities, strategies, or fund raising. Any of which would put Mrs. Clinton afoul of the law.

    July 16, 2014 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  8. Gunderson

    Well Marie, Liberals, Progressives,
    News Flash: Conservatives, many in the Southern States, as well as many other "Sane" places, don't want to Re-Invent the Soviet union. And Marie, believe it or not, many people, most people, think, know, they can take care of themselves. Most are just mild mannered people going about their business, keeping things running on an even keel. If something need fixing, they are more than capable of doing the task. The problem with Liberals, Progressives, is they never learned how to do anything and they think no one else can either. There is an old saying out there, Marie, maybe you've heard it. First you get a degree, then you get an education. The problem with people like Elizabeth Warren is they never got out in the real world and got an education.

    July 16, 2014 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Tellin' It Like It Is

    People know that the term "Progressive" is just another name for Socialist and/or Communist right? Democrats know those words turn people off so they have once again blown more smoke to hide themselves and their intentions.
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    I could tell you what "conservative" means to folks outside of the right wing bubble, but I think you folks do a much better job of demonstrating it than I ever could trying to explain it. However, I will tell you what the dictionary has to say about it. Conservatism basically means resistance to change, which fosters an atmosphere of stench as things left as they were, decaying and rotting away.

    July 16, 2014 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  10. salty dog

    JA, I feel the same way when the Koch brothers threaten to primary any gop who displays any signs of independent thought, I don't see soros casting threats, your lockstep comments only prove your unable to see the extreme hypocracy in your every post, continue.

    July 16, 2014 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  11. salty dog

    Sane places, nice, you mean the states that take much more than they give, let's call them nanny states. Residents in these states vote for a party that clearly wants to cut them off from social assistance, its called voting against your best interest, that's totally sane.

    July 16, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    salty dog

    JA, I feel the same way when the Koch brothers threaten to primary any gop who displays any signs of independent thought, I don't see soros casting threats, your lockstep comments only prove your unable to see the extreme hypocrisy in your every post, continue.
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    You are going to have to excuse "just asking" because she hasn't been the same ever since she "went Rove" right after Karl started up his motor.

    July 16, 2014 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  13. Chuck

    The core of what is called the 'progressive' movement is the rebranded American communist movement. It's clear that the progressive/far left/communist wing has achieved ascendancy in the Democratic party as evidenced by Barack Obama and now Elizabeth Warren.

    July 16, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  14. salty dog

    States with over 40% of their entire income is federal money, all gop, go figure

    July 16, 2014 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  15. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Chuck says:
    July 16, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am
    The core of what is called the ‘progressive’ movement is the rebranded American communist movement. It’s clear that the progressive/far left/communist wing has achieved ascendancy in the Democratic party as evidenced by Barack Obama and now Elizabeth Warren.

    Ladies and gentlemen.... I now present to you Joe McCarthy reincarnated.

    July 16, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  16. Gunderson

    Aw, Humm,
    salty dog, those that don't learn from history, are bound to repeat it. We already have one "Educated Idiot" in the white House. Do you want another?
    Elizabeth Warren Reminds me of Minnie Pearl talking about her Uncle Nabob. She said Uncle Nabob was like the bottom half of a Double Boiler. He got all steamed up but didn't know what was cooking. That apply's to all Liberals. They have all these good Academic Ideas, that never work. If they did we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today, Eh?

    July 16, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  17. it must be said

    salty dog
    States with over 40% of their entire income is federal money, all gop, go figure
    -–

    Prove it. Many red states have large military installations. Are you counting that erroneously? If the left is good at anything, it is lying and messing with numbers to back up their lies.

    July 16, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  18. 2_indy1600

    "It pleases me to no end to observe right-wing ignorance of our laws."
    Spoken like a true partisan. Some of us didn't make it through law school, so we actually depend on the people that know the laws to actually govern. That would be the people that can balance a checkbook, and utilitze the laws for the majority's interests, while promoting diversity...just not to the exclusion of the taxpayers. That would not be progressives.

    July 16, 2014 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  19. Havana Liz

    Fidel and Raul Castro are demanding that we return their long lost sister Elizabeth Warren. They said the Indian ruse was just to conceal her Cuban roots.

    July 16, 2014 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  20. just asking

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....
    Chuck says:
    July 16, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am
    The core of what is called the ‘progressive’ movement is the rebranded American communist movement. It’s clear that the progressive/far left/communist wing has achieved ascendancy in the Democratic party as evidenced by Barack Obama and now Elizabeth Warren.
    --
    Ladies and gentlemen.... I now present to you Joe McCarthy reincarnated.
    --

    and where are the facts to prove chuck wrong? are you denying their socialist-redistributionist-powerful-federal government political bent is closer to marx and mao than to anybody else? go ahead, show us what you got.

    July 16, 2014 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. Rudy NYC

    Chuck

    The core of what is called the 'progressive' movement is the rebranded American communist movement. It's clear that the progressive/far left/communist wing has achieved ascendancy in the Democratic party as evidenced by Barack Obama and now Elizabeth Warren.
    -----------------------------
    What is it that the right wing has this paranoid, delusional fetish about communism? They see communists everywhere, except, of course, for those hiding in plain sight within their own ranks. I think that it is because of how so much of their ideology is strikingly similar to what we see under many communist regimes or dictatorships.

    -first and foremost, they want an official state religion. Non-believers are not tolerated, and are force converted.
    -the state religion empowers them into dictating rules of social behavior, and homogenized thoughts and ideas.
    -they believe in a strong military force in order to support their belief that might is right, and right is might.
    -they believe in strong political leadership, and that dissenters with the leadership are traitors.
    -they believe money should be controlled by those best equipped to control it.

    The list just goes on and on and on, folks. So, Republicans project their faults onto Democrats, hoping to take the sting out any response from Democrats by making it appear as if Democrats are having a snowball fight in schoolyard, hurling the same insults back and forth at Republicans.

    July 16, 2014 10:38 am at 10:38 am |