Politics

Elizabeth Warren Awash In Cash From Her Fan Base

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

As she prepares to fight for re-election in the 2018 midterms, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has no shortage of money to head off her Republican challengers. As Politico reports, the left-wing ideologue from Massachusetts is facing her first re-election bid with $15 million in her campaign fund.

Based on numbers released by the Warren campaign, supporters have sent the high-profile senator $3.12 million so far this year — roughly the same rate that she was collecting money in 2017.

A breakdown of the fundraising reveals that 82 percent of the money came from individual political fans who plunked down $25 or less. Donations larger than $100 only accounted for one percent of Warren’s take.

Her fundraising success puts Warren far above her Republican rivals who are seeking the GOP nomination.

But even with all that money in the bank, the incumbent senator is leading her opponents by a huge margin, with current polling putting her 30 percentage points ahead of the second-place Republican.

The GOP pack contains state Rep. Geoff Diehl, Republican strategist Beth Lindstrom and businessman John Kingston — all of whom received donations of about $300,000 in the first quarter of the year, Politico reports.

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