Despite having only officially entered the race last month, Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced Monday her campaign raised an impressive $3.15 million in the third quarter.
Warren, championed as a hero of the left for her consumer advocacy work, said 96 percent of the money she raised came in the form of donations under $100. And despite receiving help from national political groups like Emily’s List, her campaign said she received donations from 11,000 supporters within Massachusetts.
“With the big banks and special interests lining up against us, we know it’s going to take a strong, grassroots campaign to win,” Warren wrote an in email to supporters today. “We are in this together. We are fighting back for the middle class families who are getting hammered here in Massachusetts and across the country.”
Warren has yet to win the Democratic Senate nomination, but her fundraising total for the quarter is nearly nine times greater than her closest Democratic opponent, City Year co-founder Alan Khazei. On Friday, Khazei said he raised $365,000 in the third quarter, the Boston Globe reports.