Warren raises $1.2 million in a day for Senate bid

A “money bomb” for Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren — timed to coincide with the reelection launch of her rival, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), netted almost $1.2 million for the consumer protection advocate.

Warren raised about $1,194,000 on Thursday in what her campaign called a grassroots money drive that signaled overwhelming enthusiasm for her campaign.

“Today the message is clear: We have the grassroots momentum and enthusiasm to take the ‘People’s Seat’ back from Wall Street and other powerful interests,” Warren said in a statement. “I am grateful for this show of support and will keep working my heart out for the small businesses and middle class families who deserve someone on their side in the Senate.”

Top Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), pitched in by emailing their own supporters and asking them to donate to Warren’s campaign on Thursday.

In his kickoff event, Brown painted Warren as another vote for an agenda of increased spending and debt in Washington, portraying his own role as one of the independent emissary of the people of Massachusetts — a traditionally Democratic state.

“I don’t worry about the party line. I don’t get caught up in petty fights,” Brown said. “I always remember why I am there and who sent me. I am still nobody’s senator but yours.”