Elizabeth Warren Sticks it to Wall St., Raises $3.2 Million in Final Months of 2011
Senator Scott Brown raised $3.2 million in the last three months of the year, boosting his campaign war chest to $12.8 million, the most that any Massachusetts candidate has accumulated at this stage of a statewide race.
However, today Elizabeth Warren showed that people power is greater than Wall Street power. Her small donors nearly doubled Brown's total:
Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate whose US Senate candidacy has fired up Democrats across the nation, raised $5.7 million in the last three months of 2011, an extraordinary amount for a first time candidate and an unmistakable reflection of what many observers say is her potent appeal to party leaders and activists eager to recapture the seat once held by Edward M. Kennedy.
She has just over $6 million on hand, her campaign reported this afternoon.[...]
Her campaign reported this afternoon that the average contribution in the final months of 2011 was $64 and the number of Massachusetts contributors increased to roughly 23,000.
Take that, Wall Street. They are going to have to step up their game if they even want to stay in contention on this one.