BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democratic Party’s most prolific fundraisers, delivered another strong fundraising haul for the second quarter of 2017.
According to new numbers provided by her campaign to POLITICO, Warren raised $3.45 million between April and June, bringing her total cash on hand to $11.03 million. It’s the highest second-quarter fundraising haul announced so far, and follows a record-breaking first quarter which saw Warren bring in more money than any other Democratic Senate candidate.
Warren’s campaign notes a significant number of donations, 9,377 to be exact, came from Massachusetts residents — a statistic Warren touted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, and similarly promoted after her first quarter numbers were released. The strong in-state representation could help parry Republican criticism that Warren is more interested in out-of-state activities than her constituents.
During the latest fundraising window, the senior senator also crisscrossed the country promoting her latest book “This Fight is Our Fight.”
Of the $3.45 million Warren raised, 98 percent came from donations of $100 and under — the same small-dollar percentage she saw during her record first quarter fundraising.
But Warren’s formidable war chest hasn’t scared off a growing field of Republican challengers. Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl announced this week he would officially launch his campaign on Aug. 1, and Mitt Romney alum and wealthy businessman John Kingston is reportedly considering a run. Belmont-based entrepreneur and self-described inventor of email Shiva Ayyadurai and Cape Cod businessman Allen Waters have already officially entered the race.
Among Massachusetts residents, Warren is the more popular Bay State senator as 57 percent approve of Warren while 39 percent disapprove according to a recent poll from Morning Consult. Only nine percent have no opinion of Warren.