Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Chest Mostly Filled With Out-Of-State Contributions

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren is continuing to raise the bulk of her campaign contributions from outside of Massachusetts as she hopes to oust Republican Sen. Scott Brown from office.

Warren’s campaign said Friday that of the more than $5.7 million she collected during the last three months of 2011, about 69 percent came from out-of-state supporters. The remaining $1.8 million came from in-state contributors.

Brown’s campaign said that about 75 percent of the more than $3 million in donations he collected during the same three-month period came from donors inside Massachusetts.

At the same time, Brown is relying more heavily on donations from political action committees than Warren.

The most recent campaign finance reports filed by both candidates with the Federal Election Commission show Brown collected more than $1.6 million from PACs in 2011.

That’s more than ten times as much as the $142,000 collected from PACs by Warren, who entered the race in September.

The PACs backing Brown included financial institutions, defense contractors and corporations like Citigroup, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, McDonald’s, Microsoft and Google.

Many of the PACs supporting Warren represent labor unions, including the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, the Laborer’s International Union and the American Federation of Government Employees.
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  • gramps

    #’s, as per the report:

    Browns ‘War Chest’ is 75% pure/organic, ‘Home grown Voters”….

    Liz’s ‘Chest’ is pure artificial/fake SILICON, 69% outa-staters!


  • sloopjohnB2

    That’s because no one wants Limousine Llizzie in Mass. except liberals and Dems who wish to continue sucking at the public trough.

  • ginny2

    Seems to me that when Brown ran for the seat the last time the media chewed him up and spit him out for the amout of outside money he received, while Mawtha got buckets full from every outside Dem group/PAC and the entire DC Dem Political Machine and that same media stayed silent. Here we are again, Lizzie is getting the same support from the same places as Mawtha but I don’t see the media chewing her up and spitting her out. Meanwhile Brown is obviously emphasizing his fund raising in-state this time around and pushing outsiders away, as it should be. Glad to see atleast this report on where Ms. LW’s money is coming from.

  • Justin

    So doing the math, Brown got about 2.2 million in-state vs. Warren 1.8 million. This is your big ‘a-ha’, when Warren has much more national recognition? Where do you think Brown’s PAC money is coming from, downtown Boston?


  • Floyd DaBarber

    She is a pawn of the insiders. What is wronig with us having a moderate Senator like Brown to counterba,ance the full-left swing in the rest of our delegation? Especially if (hopefully WHEN) Obama loses in November… not a bad idea to have a Republican voice on our behalf in Washington. Warren is a mannequin whose arms are being moved by the Dem machine.

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