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Warren Outspent Brown By About $5.5 Million In Mass. Senate Race

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Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren at the WBZ debate. (Photo credit Peter Casey)

Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren at the WBZ debate. (Photo credit Peter Casey)

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Democratic U.S. Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren’s campaign outspent incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown’s campaign by about $5.5 million, according to campaign finance record.

Sen. Brown’s campaign spent about $37 million on his unsuccessful re-election bid, but finished the race with a small surplus. That’s according to a summary of a campaign finance report being filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

Brown finished with $464,000 cash on hand at the end of the reporting period on Nov. 26, but the campaign said about $150,000 to $200,000 would actually be left after some final bills are paid.

The campaign raised about $28.5 million during the election cycle. The expenditures include funds carried over from his previous campaign in 2010.

Warren defeated Brown after the most expensive political race in state history.

Warren’s campaign raised about $42 million but said earlier this week that it had a $400,000 debt.

Warren cited higher-than-expected costs for feeding more than 20,000 volunteer workers around the state on Election Day and for renting vans to drive prospective voters to polling places.


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