Warren Campaign Raises $6 Million in First Quarter

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Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren., D., Mass., listens during a rally in Boston, Mass., January 21, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign raised $6 million in the first quarter of this year, it reported Wednesday.

The campaign received over 213,000 contributions from more than 135,000 donors whose average donation was $28, according to Warren’s campaign manager Roger Lau. In the final week of the quarter, it pulled in more than $1.4 million, and now has $11.2 million in its coffers.

Warren’s fundraising numbers lag significantly behind those of her competitors for the Democratic nomination. Senator Bernie Sanders topped the list, pulling in a colossal $18.2 million in the first quarter, while Senator Kamala Harris raised $12 million, former representative Beto O’Rourke took in $9.4 million, and South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled in $7 million.

Many in the Democratic field of presidential candidates have pledged not to accept money from corporate political-action committees, including Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Warren, who announced her campaign in December, has taken things a step farther, swearing off high-dollar fundraisers and refusing to solicit wealthy donors for cash.

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“Instead of spending time with millionaire donors, I’m now at twelve states and Puerto Rico spending time with people who’re going to build the grassroots energy for us to win in 2020 and to make the changes we need to make in 2021,” Warren told CNN in an interview last week.

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