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Warren enters year with most cash among likely 2020 contenders in Senate

Warren enters year with most cash among likely 2020 contenders in Senate
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Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDespite veto threat, Congress presses ahead on defense bill Overnight Defense: Defense bill moving forward despite Trump veto threat over tech fight | Government funding bill hits snag | Top general talks Afghanistan, Pentagon budget Katie Porter in heated exchange with Mnuchin: 'You're play-acting to be a lawyer' MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOvernight Defense: Defense bill among Congress's year-end scramble | Iranian scientist's assassination adds hurdles to Biden's plan on nuclear deal | Navy scrapping USS Bonhomme Richard after fire Democratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing' MORE (D-N.Y.), who are both running for president in 2020, ended 2018 with more than $10 million in their Senate bank accounts, which can be transferred to their presidential campaigns.

The amount of campaign cash on hand is the most of the eight U.S. senators running or believed to be considering 2020 bids.

Warren leads the pack with $11 million cash on hand that can be used for her presidential run, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.

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Gillibrand is not far behind with $10.3 million in the bank. These senators can use this money to give them a much-needed boost in what's expected to be a crowded and expensive race for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

That money could also help them compete against President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE, who has continued to rake in money through small-dollar donations. His campaign reported $19.2 million in the bank at the end of 2018.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders press secretary: 'Principal concern' of Biden appointments should be policy DeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump MORE (I-Vt.), who’s reportedly gearing up to announce another White House bid, has $9 million in his Senate campaign account.

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerBiden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Policy center calls for new lawmakers to make diverse hires Dangerously fast slaughter speeds are putting animals, people at greater risk during COVID-19 crisis MORE (D-N.J.), who’s the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 race, has $4.1 million in his account, though he owes $167,000.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMiddle East: Quick start for Biden diplomacy Hillicon Valley: GOP chairman says defense bill leaves out Section 230 repeal | Senate panel advances FCC nominee | Krebs says threats to election officials 'undermining democracy' Top intelligence official says China targeting foreign influence at incoming Biden administration MORE (D-Calif.) ended 2018 with $1.3 million in her Senate account. But she’s already harnessed that small-dollar donor energy and announced raising $1.5 million in online donations within 24 hours of her presidential announcement.

Other U.S. senators who are considering 2020 campaigns have also stockpiled millions in their Senate bank accounts: Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharScammers step up efforts to target older Americans during pandemic Hillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff MORE (D-Minn.) has $3.9 million, Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - GOP angst in Georgia; confirmation fight looms Overnight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases Bipartisan Senate group holding coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate MORE (D-Colo.) has $1.5 million and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownACLU sues DHS for records on purchased cell phone data to track immigrants DHS watchdog to probe agency's tracking of Americans' phone data without a warrant Rare Mnuchin-Powell spat takes center stage at COVID-19 hearing MORE (D-Ohio) has $1.3 million.