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    Warren fund-raising for Hassan’s Senate campaign

    Senator Elizabeth Warren.
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    Senator Elizabeth Warren.

    Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has not been stingy sharing her fund-raising prowess among the Democratic Party base with like-minded candidates, is hoping to spread a little magic north of the border.

    Warren blasted to her list on Tuesday an appeal on behalf of Maggie Hassan, “the tough, smart, two-term governor of New Hampshire” running against Warren’s colleague, US Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican. Warren noted that “[l]ast year, you and I worked hard to send Jeanne Shaheen” to the Senate over Warren’s former rival, Scott Brown.

    Warren’s ask — just $5 — matters less than the outsize role she is now playing in the Democratic conference, wading into Senate fights in Wisconsin, California, Kentucky, and Michigan — on top of the repeated forays into New Hampshire.


    Hassan’s decision to challenge Ayotte has drawn the corresponding reaction among Republicans.

    “One thing I keep hearing in NH: Leadership from Gov is missing and @GovernorHassan’s big spending policies failed,” former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted on Monday. “Go @KellyAyotte!”

    Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at jim.osullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.