Elizabeth Warren reports raising 191 million in 3 months races ahead of

first_imgBy New York Times |Washington | Published: July 9, 2019 10:55:41 am Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts raised $19.1 million in the past three months, her campaign said Monday, a total that places her firmly in the top echelon of the Democratic money race and ahead of her main rival for the party’s progressive wing, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.The fundraising haul represents a turnaround for Warren after she raised just $6 million in her campaign’s first three months, before her strategy of eschewing wealthy donors and inundating voters with detailed policy proposals began to pay dividends.Warren’s campaign team said her fortunes had begun to turn the last week of March, about a month after her decision to forgo closed-door fundraising events during the primary campaign. Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren 2020, Elizabeth Warren fund raise, Elizabeth Warren us president, Bernie Sanders, joe biden, us presidential elections, us presidential elections 2020  In this May 16, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses a campaign rally at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Warren is gaining traction with black women debating which Democratic presidential candidate to back in a historically diverse primary. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Written by Reid J Epstein and Astead W Herndon Related News After Masood Azhar blacklisting, more isolation for Pakistan It’s a question Democrats keep hearing: ‘Can a woman win?’ Advertising Cabinet asks finance panel to consider securing funds for defence The third quarter is a traditionally difficult fundraising period, and Warren must also overcome concerns that linger among Democrats over how she would fare against Trump in a general election. In a Washington Post/ABC News poll published last week, just 7% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said Warren had the best chance to beat Trump next year. (Biden led on that question, with 45% saying he had the best shot.)Warren collected money in the second quarter from more than 384,000 donors, whose donations averaged $28, her campaign said. She finished the quarter with $19.7 million in cash on hand, less than $100,000 of which is earmarked for the general election, her campaign said.center_img Warren’s total for the second quarter, which ran from April through June, is likely to place her third in fundraising among Democrats over that period.Two candidates have reported topping $20 million in the second quarter: Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, raised $24.8 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden collected $21.5 million, their campaigns said last week.Sanders — who has also avoided high-dollar fundraisers — brought in $18 million in the quarter, and Sen. Kamala Harris of California raised nearly $12 million, their campaigns said.Warren’s fundraising total is the latest evidence that her policy-driven strategy is resonating with a growing segment of the Democratic base. 1 Comment(s) Karnataka trust vote today: Speaker’s call on resignations, says SC, but gives rebel MLAs a shield Climate change takes center stage as Biden and Warren release plans Best Of Express Advertising After joking tweet, comedian gets love life advice from Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren last_img

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