Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has seen her numbers drop amid numerous missteps. Along with the dip in polling, apparently, has come a decrease in donations. Her campaign sent out an email that begged recipients to give to her campaign before the end of the quarter on December 31st.
We see these end-of-quarter emails all the time from presidential (and other) campaigns, and it’s usually a ploy to squeeze more money out of supporters. That may be the case here, or it could be a sign that things are not well at Warren HQ.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) emailed her supporters this morning, urging them to donate more as the fourth fundraising quarter — and the year — comes to a close.
“So far this quarter, we’ve raised a little over $17 million,” the email says. “That’s a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter.”
This is true; Warren’s campaign raised $24.6 million in the third quarter, second to only Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) campaign, which brought in over $25 million.
Warren’s campaign hopes to be at $20 million when the quarter ends in four days, the email says.
After being virtually tied with Democratic presidential primary front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden in October, Warren has hit a slump, falling behind Sanders in the polls and losing ground to South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
The email itself includes more details (via email, so no link available).
As of this morning, we’ve raised a little over $17 million this quarter.
That’s $3.5 million less this quarter compared to the same point last quarter. And at the current pace, we’ll end up raising around $5 million less this quarter by the time the final FEC deadline comes around on December 31. We’re behind.
It will be nearly impossible to match last quarter at this point. But we need to start closing the gap as quickly as possible.
So they have lowered the bar from trying to beat or even match her campaign’s fundraising last quarter, at $24.6 million, to struggling to crack $20 million this quarter.
And of course her campaign is ignoring the embarrassing revelations about her cardboard cutout attending big dollar fundraisers in Hollywood and her own 2018 foray into wine fundraisers.
The email continues:
Elizabeth Warren is running an unprecedented campaign against the role of big money in the political process that relies on grassroots donations coming from people like you. And the majority of donations to her campaign come from emails like this one.
. . . . Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have wealthy donors in high-rise penthouses (or wine caves) or outside super PACs coming to save the day. She made the decision that those are not the voices that should decide the Democratic nominee.
Twitchy found some great responses on Twitter.
One other note: The new “goal” of $20 million is 20% less than her Q3 number pic.twitter.com/csv69ot4p1
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) December 27, 2019
Someone could use a billionaire wine cave. https://t.co/ZQqB1hz8lW
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) December 27, 2019
Looks like Warren will only be able to pay 1/1024th of her staff smh https://t.co/WFgCAaQIeZ
— Siraj Hashmi in Gitmo (@SirajAHashmi) December 27, 2019
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