As she readies for a reelection run — and potentially a bid for the White House — Senator Elizabeth Warren raised nearly $3 million in a three-month span, according to her campaign, padding her already enormous cash advantage over her prospective GOP opponents this fall.
The $2.93 million that Warren aides said the Cambridge Democrat raked in between April and June was nearly 10 times the amount any of the three Republicans running in the Sept. 4 primary raised in the same time frame.
Detailed financial reports that candidates had to file with the Federal Election Commission this month have yet to be posted online, meaning the names of who donated to the campaigns and how much they gave were not yet available.
But Warren’s campaign said the haul left her with $15.6 million on hand, or about $600,000 more than she had three months earlier.
Her Republican opponents, meanwhile, are fighting to keep up.
State Representative Geoff Diehl raised $342,000, topping businessman John Kingston, who raised $316,000, and longtime political operative Beth Lindstrom, who raised $315,000, in the three months, according to their campaigns.
But it’s Kingston who appears to have the most to lean on ahead of the Sept. 4 primary. The Winchester resident — who’s poured $4 million of his own cash into the race — has $2.65 million in cash on hand, according to his campaign, lifting him above Diehl, the Whitman lawmaker who has about $230,000 left in his account.
Lindstrom did not say how much is currently in her account. Her campaign said it plans to announce that former MassGOP chairwoman Jennifer Nassour will lead its finance committee.
Speculation has continued to swirl about Warren’s plans beyond November. She wrapped up a trip last week to the Middle East, a fact-finding mission that also served to bolster her foreign policy credentials. And, according to The New York Times, she continues to make connections in key presidential battleground states, squarely putting her into a group of Democrats who appear to be moving toward a challenge to President Trump in 2020.
Meanwhile, money continues to flow elsewhere on the Massachusetts political circuit.
The 10-person Democratic primary in the Third District drew another flood of cash for those seeking to replace retiring Representative Niki Tsongas.
Dan Koh, the former chief of staff to Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, raised nearly $480,000 in the last three months, while Rufus Gifford, the former US ambassador to Denmark, pulled in roughly $386,000. Gifford also loaned his campaign $70,000, a first for the Concord transplant in this race.
Lori Trahan, the former chief of staff to then-Representative Martin T. Meehan, raised $230,935, state Senator Barbara L’Italien of Andover received $152,528 in contributions — and spent $213,613, per her campaign — and state Representative Juana Matias of Lawrence got another $151,428. Alexandra Chandler, who served in the Office of Naval Intelligence, raised $22,305.
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