Warren draws $3 million in first weeks of Senate bid
Democrat Elizabeth Warren raised $3.15 million in the first stage of her bid for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, the former Obama administration official’s campaign said on Monday.
More than 11,000 individuals in Massachusetts alone gave to Warren’s campaign, and the vast majority of the contributions were $100 or less.
The fundraising haul, which only covers a portion of the third quarter, is a strong start for Warren, who would face Republican Scott Brown in November 2012 if she wins the Democratic primary in September.
Brown’s campaign said it raised $1.55 million in the third quarter, bringing its stash on hand to $10.5 million.
The moderate Republican won a special election in January 2010 to fill the remainder of the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s term. Kennedy died of a brain tumor in August 2009.
Republicans are eager to hold Brown’s seat, and Democrats see it as perhaps their best chance to pick up a seat in 2012…