Jul 26, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Elizabeth Warren's campaign receives 1 million donations

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a campaign event in Nevada

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced in an email Friday that her 2020 presidential campaign has collected 1 million donations.

Why it matters: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the only other 2020 Democrat who has Warren beat, bringing in 2 million donations as of July 11, according to the New York Times. Both candidates are running grassroots campaigns, and have sworn off big-money fundraisers and corporate PACs.

  • To date, Warren's campaign strategy has included releasing robust policy proposals and connecting with supporters by calling them on the phone and posting the interactions to social media.

What's next: The Democratic National Committee has prioritized grassroots campaigning by making the number of unique contributors a standard for the debates. For September's primary debate, candidates need to have raised funds from at least 130,000 contributors. Per the Times, as of Friday morning, just 8 of the 24 Democrats in the race had reached that threshold.

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