Mass. Senate Race: Elizabeth Warren Raises Nearly $7 Million in First Quarter
(BOSTON) -- Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren raised $6.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 -- the period stretching from January through March. This figure represents slightly more than twice the amount raised by incumbent Sen. Scott Brown, whose campaign announced last week that they had raised $3.4 million.
Warren has consistently outraised Brown for the past three quarters now, since announcing her Senate bid in September 2011. In the third quarter of 2011 she raised $3.15 million to Brown’s $1.55 million, and in the fourth quarter she raised $5.7 million to Brown’s $3.2 million.
Still, despite this strength in fundraising, Brown has more money in the bank. The Brown campaign has around $15 million cash on hand, which includes money left over from his 2010 campaign. Warren, the Harvard Law professor and presumptive Democratic nominee, still has a little ways to go until she catches up to that (she has about $11 million).
A Boston Globe poll out last week showed Warren and Brown in a virtual dead heat. Thirty-seven percent of those polled said they supported Brown, while 35 percent said they supported Warren. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percent.
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