Warren raises $6M in first quarter
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.