Warren fundraises off O'Rourke presidential announcement

Warren fundraises off O'Rourke presidential announcement
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Warren offers to help Twitter user with her love life 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'RourkeBeto O'RourkeTrump hits Fox News for 'wasting airtime' with coverage of Buttigieg Overnight Health Care — Presented by Campaign for Accountability — Momentum builds for federal laws enshrining abortion rights | Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning abortions at 8 weeks | Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights Overnight Energy: Dems dismiss Interior chief's work calendars as 'fake' | Buttigieg climate plan includes carbon tax | Poll finds growing number say climate is crucial 2020 issue 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 HarrisButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Buttigieg condemns 'voices on Fox' for spreading 'fear' and 'lies' ahead of town hall appearance MORE (D-Calif.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE (I-Vt.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Sanders pledges to only nominate Supreme Court justices that support Roe v. Wade From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam 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.