Dec 27, 2019 - Politics & Policy
Warren campaign warns supporters that fundraising has slowed 30% in 4th quarter
Elizabeth Warren's campaign sounded an alarm on Friday to its supporters, saying in an email that it has only raised $17 million so far in the fourth quarter, per CNBC.
Why it matters: With just days left before the quarter's end on Dec. 31, that number is — at the moment — down 30% from the $24.6 million Warren brought in during the third quarter.
The state of play: The email says the campaign is aiming to finish the quarter having raised $20 million.
- Even hitting $20 million would be an 18.7% drop from the third quarter.
The big picture: Cory Booker and Julián Castro both utilized similar strategies to rally their supporters to raise cash quickly to keep their campaigns alive.
- While Warren's campaign didn't paint its money woes as existential, it is likely attempting to avoid bad news on the fundraising front in early 2020 — especially given her polling slips in recent weeks.