Warren takes in sizable 3Q cash haul, outraises Brown
October 15th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
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Warren takes in sizable 3Q cash haul, outraises Brown

(CNN) - Democrat Elizabeth Warren outraised incumbent Sen. Scott Brown in the heated Massachusetts Senate race by more than $4.6 million in the third quarter.

Warren, a Harvard law professor, took in $12.1 million compared to $7.45 million for the Republican lawmaker, according to numbers announced by both campaigns Monday.

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While the race has been tight from its start, the contest gained more attention in the third quarter months of July, August and September. The time window included Warren's prime time speech at the Democratic National Convention, as well as continued sparring over Warren's claims to Native American roots.

Also during the third quarter, Warren and Brown took part in their first debate–a showdown that made headlines for the repeated barbs exchanged between the two candidates. They have had two more debates this month.

"Tens of thousands of people across Massachusetts have joined this campaign because they know that Elizabeth will fight for them in the U.S. Senate," said Michael Pratt, Warren's campaign finance director

Warren's campaign said they raised more than $7 million in September alone. According to the campaign, 80% of donations were $50 or less and more than half were $25 or less. Her double-digit million dollar haul marks a big jump from the previous quarter, when she brought in $8.6 million between April and June.

While Warren reported raising more than Brown, the Republican's campaign said they ended the third quarter with $10.2 million cash on hand. Warren's team, meanwhile, did not say how much money they have in the bank.

Brown's campaign said the third quarter was their most successful three months this cycle. The incumbent senator raised $5 million between April and June.

"As we head into the final weeks of the campaign, Scott Brown's message of being an independent fighter for Massachusetts jobs is clearly resonating with voters," said John Cook, Brown's campaign finance director.

Recent polls show the contest is still locked in a dead heat. One poll, from Western New England University, showed Warren edging Brown 50%-45%. Another survey, from WBUR, showed Brown with the advantage, netting the support of 47% of likely Massachusetts voters compared to 43% for Warren. Margins in both polls were within the sampling error.

Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Fundraising • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. ghtbad

    Carpetbegger liberal Warren lives in a $4 MILLION mansion in Cambridge. She teaches one class at Harvard, gets paid $375K and claims she's a minority so she can receive the bennies and can't back up her 'minority status'. Yep, sounds like the perfect crook, ooops, I mean Democrat to vote for. Sad thing is, many not only give her money, they'll vote for her as well.

    October 15, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. Pete

    Massachusetts is a blue state and why even consider chosing Brown,why should they has he shown any qualities that are close to a democrate,of course not,case close Warren is your gal!!

    October 15, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  3. Pete

    @ghtbad,remember the Mormon moron in as governor before Gov.Patrick took over and his destroying all pertinent info in his files,harddrives before leaving office .Romney ,not that's a crook you can believe in!!

    October 15, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Osilama Abu from Ontario,canada

    I pray Warren wins.For once lets have a woman fighter like Barbara boxer,who will challenge this ego centric Republican -Taliban like Members of congress fighting women and their rights on every front.

    October 15, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. Travis

    ghtbad sure has some selective rage. "Warren lives in a $4 MILLION mansion in Cambridge" . I am pretty sure that all of Romneys several houses and retreats are more expensive then her home. "She teaches one class at Harvard, gets paid $375K and claims she's a minority so she can receive the bennies". Pretty obvious everyone that hired her including republicans said her status had nothing to do with her being hired. Furthermore, you take issue with the fact shes a professor that teaches and makes 375K, but take no issue with Romney who is technically unemployed and pays less capital gains than the majority do in income tax and still makes more than Warrens 375K. She may teach one class, at least shes actually working. Unlike some people.

    October 15, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    ""Warren lives in a $4 MILLION mansion in Cambridge""

    HAHAHAHA, clearly you have no idea what $4M buys in Cambridge, MA.

    October 15, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. cj90210

    For Scott Brown's campaign to say he is a moderate is laughable considering he votes with his ultra right wing GOP party 80-90% of the time. Ms. Warren's views are much more in line with MA than Mr. Brown's. I hope he goes down in a solid defeat in Nov. and that it's a lesson for the GOP that it's far right wing message of hate and fear doesn't resonate with most Americans!

    October 15, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. Abarafi

    In today's political reality, there's no room for someone like Brown. He says he's not a GOP zombie, but when we're faced with all the other GOP acolytes voting in lock-step on everything, we can't afford someone who might not go along with the pack. For sure, on anything that's important to the GOP, Brown's vote will hug the party line.

    October 15, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    I truly hope for the sake of this country that she is a champion for the people. I've watched her speeches and I think she is just as mad as I am at wall street. I truly hope she wins.

    October 15, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. mm

    Go Elizabeth!!!!

    October 15, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. obama is Out Of Touch with reality

    did you take your DNA test for Cherokee blood, bet not and I bet you are not what you say you are.

    October 15, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  12. lillyfish

    I truly hope she wins. She ruffled a lot of feathers with wall street when she was looking into government accounting practices.

    October 15, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    you Republicans are hillarous, your remarks are stunning, it's ok for Romney to make millions & not pay more tax than the lowest citizen but because Warren is a women they try to demean her, Toimmy tThompsons son makes racist remarks but eh, so what!! listen to them, what a bunch of sick, greedy, racist, unintelligent group they are & the funniest part is they think their smarter than anyone else????????????

    October 15, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  14. truth hurts

    I'm sure all the leftists in here that continuously bring up Romney's lack of military service will be sending in money to Scott Brown because of his THIRTY TWO YEARS of National Guard service to his country. I know how important that is to all of you lefties. Please send your money in early to Scott Brown so he can continue to serve his country in the Senate. Thank you for your cooperation!

    October 15, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |