Warren Silent on Fundraising Totals as Competitors Boast Huge Hauls

Washington Free Beacon | 2/9/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has tried to set herself apart in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic primary fight by swearing off high-dollar fundraisers and promising "equal access" to anyone who donates to her primary campaign.

Way - Mum - Money - Reliance - Grassroots

She's alone in another, less favorable way too: She's mum on how much money she's raised with her reliance on grassroots donations.

Unlike fellow 2020 candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), who boasted about $6 million and $1.5 million fundraising hauls respectively within 24 hours of announcing their bids, Warren won't say how much she's raised. The Boston Globe noted she raised at least $299,000 on Dec. 31, when she announced her exploratory committee, but that's all the information available.

Campaign - Feb - Globe - Warren - Iowa

She officially launched her campaign on Feb. 9. The Globe asked Warren during a recent Iowa visit if her fundraising was lacking, and the newspaper noted she changed the subject.

"I’m just delighted to have this chance to get out and talk about what’s broken in this country and what we can do about it," she said. "Lots of people have contributed both money and time and I’m deeply grateful for that."

Globe - Reports

The Globe reports:

So far, the only peek into Warren’s fund-raising operation shows she raised at least $299,000 on Dec. 31, the day she announced her exploratory campaign — much less, it seems, than Harris or Sanders when they jumped in. She does, however, have a cool $11 million left over from her Senate re-election campaign.

Expectations - Warren - Senator - Juggernaut - Election

Expectations had been high for Warren because, as a senator, she has been a fund-raising juggernaut. She raised $42.5 million for her first election in 2012, and another $35 million between then and her reelection bid last year. She became a sought-after surrogate who helped Democrats around the country bring in...
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