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Warren Raises $6M in Q1, Trails Sanders, Harris, O’Rourke, Buttigieg

The Massachusetts Democrat’s decision to shun big-dollar donors could be hurting her chances in the Democratic presidential primary.

By NTK Staff | 04.10.2019 @2:31pm
Warren Raises $6M in Q1, Trails Sanders, Harris, O’Rourke, Buttigieg

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) 2020 presidential campaign reported raising $6 million in the first three months of the year. The results, likely a disappointment to many of her die-hard fans, place Warren in the middle of the fundraising pack.

Warren’s $6 million puts her just ahead of Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), who each raised about $5 million in Q1. But she trails front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who raised $18 million in that same time period. Warren also trails Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), whose campaign raised $12 million; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), whose campaign raised $9.4 million; and even South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN), who surprised many by raising $7 million in just 10 weeks.

Warren routinely trails her rivals in polling, and it appears that lack of success is translating to the fundraising arena as well.

Ms. Warren’s $6 million comes after a slow start to her campaign. She raised $300,000 online on the day she launched, according to FEC filings for ActBlue, the online fundraising platform used by Democrats. That is a fraction of the $6 million raised by both Messrs. Sanders and O’Rourke on the first days of their respective campaigns. Ms. Warren was the first major candidate to launch a presidential campaign, announcing her exploratory committee Dec. 31.

Warren ended the first quarter with $11 million in cash on hand. That money won’t last, however. CNN’s MJ Lee reported that Warren currently has more than 170 full-time paid staff, with half of those employees set up in the four early primary or caucus states. Warren’s team will need to continue raising big bucks to keep that operation afloat through the year and into 2020.

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