Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign announced Tuesday that it had hit its campaign fundraising goal for the first quarter of 2019 but declined to reveal how much money it had actually hauled in since her December announcement.
“We’re still crunching all the numbers, but we can already tell you that we hit our fundraising goal for Sunday’s deadline. With zero fundraisers with wealthy donors behind closed doors, zero support from PACs of any kind, and zero contributions from federal lobbyists,” Warren Campaign Manager Roger Lau said in a statement to supporters.
The campaign’s email follows a message to supporters Sunday that it was seeking 35,000 new contributions by midnight, the Federal Election Commission reporting deadline.
“[W]e also know that if we hit our goal of 35,000 new donations by midnight tonight, we’ll have the resources we need to keep powering our movement,” the campaign said in the request. “That’s how we’ll make sure the Democratic primary is squarely focused on rebuilding the middle class, ending corruption in Washington, saving our democracy, and addressing the root causes of the rigged system that led to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE being in the White House.”
The Warren campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment about how much money it raised and how many people donated.
Though the Massachusetts Democrat has been one of the party’s higher-profile senators since she defeated a Republican incumbent in 2012, Warren has struggled to gain traction in a crowded primary race in which several of the frontrunners are appealing to the party’s progressive wing.
Warren has sought to differentiate herself from other candidates by putting the nitty-gritty details of her policies at the forefront. While other candidates have also joined her in shunning donations from PACs, she went a step further and cut her campaign off from wealthy individual donors, a move that Axios reported led to the resignation of her campaign’s finance director.
Her email Tuesday comes the same day as other 2020 Democrats announced impressive fundraising hauls.
South Bend Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE announced Monday his campaign, which is still technically in the exploratory phase, raised $7 million in the first quarter, capitalizing on a surge of recent attention for a politician who was virtually unknown two months ago.
Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (Calif.) also announced her campaign raised $12 million in the first quarter of 2019 from more than 218,000 individual contributions, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) announced a staggering $18.2 million haul.
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