Warren fundraises off O'Rourke presidential announcement

Warren fundraises off O'Rourke presidential announcement
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Big Tech is not the enemy, Sen. Warren MORE's (D-Mass.) campaign team sent an email to supporters on Thursday asking them to donate to her presidential campaign after former Texas Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeRepublican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump feuds heat up Kamala Harris: Voters want president who can prosecute 'the case' against Trump MORE (D) jumped into the race. 

"We have another Democrat in the race today. (Welcome, Beto!)" the campaign email said. "More candidates means more people are going to take their time deciding who will get their full support."

"If you're with Elizabeth — the woman with the bold, fearless plans to tackle the root causes of the problems we're facing in America — today is the day you need to make your first donation," the email continued. "So if you want Elizabeth to build a campaign to compete in this race, you’ve got to be in this race with her."

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O'Rourke on Thursday announced his presidential bid, joining a crowded field of Democrats competing for the party's 2020 nomination. He and Warren are facing off against Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJ.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes to host Kamala Harris fundraiser Warren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (D-Calif.), Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses RNC says it raised .6 million in February Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary Booker opens up about relationship with Rosario Dawson MORE (D-N.J.), among others. 

Warren is not the only competitor fundraising from O'Rourke's campaign launch. Harris's team also emailed her supporters asking for donations Thursday.