Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have decided to eliminate all outside spending in the battle for the Massachusetts senate seat. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that the outside money ban isn’t hurting either of them.
Brown declared a 1st quarter fundraising total of$3.4 million, bringing his cash on hand up to $15 million total. Although the campaign seemed happy with the result, they admitted that they were unlikely to raise as much money as Warren. “We will once again be outraised by the Hollywood elites and out-of-state liberals that are backing our opponent, but we will have resources we need to run our race.”
Brown’s campaign was right about lagging behind Warren. Today they announced that she has raised nearly $7 million from January to March. According to a statement from the campaign regarding their $6.9 million quarter, “Elizabeth outraised Scott Brown right here in Massachusetts. More than 30,000 men and women from 350 cities and towns across Massachusetts have contributed to our campaign. And 83 percent of our donations since January 1st have been $50 or less.”
Brown still has a great cash on hand advantage as he has money in the war chest from his last election. But with Warren’s fundraising prowess, that advantage could continue to dwindle.
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