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Monday, July 08, 2019

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign announced Monday she raised $19.1 million in the second quarter of the year, more than tripling her first-quarter total despite holding no fundraisers. The haul far exceeded expectations: Warren surpassed both Bernie Sanders ($18 million) and Kamala Harris ($12 million) and came close to Joe Biden ($21.5 milllion).

Her outpacing of Sanders is particularly notable, given the army of small-dollar donors he amassed in 2016 and their similarly progressive stances. The Warren campaign has argued that forswearing fundraisers has been critical to her recent rise in the polls.

Warren and Sanders, who also has essentially spurned the fundraising circuit, have both managed to fund their campaigns and outraise rivals like Harris through donations online. Warren's ability to surpass Sanders this quarter suggests that her operation is quickly gaining on the Vermont senator.

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This is particularly bad news for Sanders, who is no longer the only Progressive game in town.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-08 07:34 PM | Reply

Warren should rightfully be ahead of Harris. Sanders is not needed any more. He can shout at clouds from the sidelines.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-08 09:09 PM | Reply

Bernie's far from done.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 11:41 PM | Reply

#3

Bernie is done and so is Biden. They're both too old and too white for Democrats in the "woke" era. It HAS to be a woman or a minority for them. My money is on Harris as she checks both boxes.

#4 | Posted by willowby at 2019-07-09 12:55 AM | Reply

Bernie is far better on Medicare for all than Warren, Warren has barely even spoken on the subject and originally at least wanted to keep the insurance companies involved with medical care.

#5 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-07-09 03:11 AM | Reply

It's a lot of fundraising for somebody that is not fundraising.

She's running a completely different campaign than everybody else. No consultants, everything is being handled internally with a top heavy 300 person staff. If the money even stutters, he campaign falls apart.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-09 07:45 AM | Reply

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