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 Ann WarrenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandLobbying world 2020 Presidential Candidates Krystal Ball: Yang campaign a 'triumph of substance over the theatre' 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 TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? 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 SandersWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years 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 Anthony BookerWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Warren leads in speaking time during debate Democrats wrangle over whether to break up Big Tech in debate first 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 Devi HarrisWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Warren leads in speaking time during debate 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 Jean KlobucharWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Warren leads in speaking time during debate MORE (D-Minn.) has $3.9 million, Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Hunter Biden speaks out amid Ukraine controversy Impeachment threatens to create conflicts for Democratic candidates 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the October showdown MORE (D-Colo.) has $1.5 million and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownTrump administration blocked consumer watchdog from public service loan forgiveness program: report Democrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Sherrod Brown: 'Terrible mistake' for Democratic nominee to support 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Ohio) has $1.3 million.