War­ren raises $6M in first quar­ter

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WASHINGTON – Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign raised $6 mil­lion dur­ing the first quar­ter of 2018, a haul that puts the one­time fi­nan­cial jug­ger­naut be­hind sev­eral of her ri­vals in the Demo­cratic nom­i­nat­ing con­test.

“I won’t sug­ar­coat it,” Roger Lau, her cam­paign man­ager, said on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon. “We were out­raised by some other can­di­dates in the pres­i­den­tial pri­mary this first quar­ter. You might have seen some of the big num­bers in the head­lines, from $7 mil­lion to $18 mil­lion.”

War­ren was the first ma­jor can­di­date in the race, with a vaunted email fundrais­ing list that she used to build a small­donor net­work that helped her fi­nance her U.S. Se­nate cam­paigns in Mas­sachusetts and that also al­lowed her to raise money for other can­di­dates across the coun­try.

In the first quar­ter, War­ren raised money from 135,000 donors who made more than 213,000 do­na­tions, a level that her cam­paign says will al­low her to be com­pet­i­tive. She raised more than $1.4 mil­lion dur­ing the fi­nal week of the first quar­ter, lead­ing her staff to say some mo­men­tum had de­vel­oped af­ter a more dis­mal start.

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