Warren pulls together largest campaign staff of 2020 rivals: report

Warren pulls together largest campaign staff of 2020 rivals: report
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission MORE's (D-Mass.) presidential campaign has reportedly outpaced her Democratic rivals and even President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE in terms of hiring staffers as she prepares a grass-roots bid for the 2020 nomination.

According to Reuters, Warren has almost twice as many paid campaign staff members as rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Warren introduces bill to cancel student loan debt for millions Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission MORE (I-Vt.), and spent more than $1 million on payroll-related expenses in the first quarter of 2019.

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Warren had 161 employees on staff before the Federal Election Commission filing deadline this week, according to documents reviewed by the news service, while Sanders had 86 paid employees, and spent about $417,000 during the quarter.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration MORE (D-Calif.), by comparison, had 44 people on staff, but spent $477,000 on salaries last quarter.

Warren's campaign even outpaced the Trump campaign, which spend just over $400,000 on payroll for the first quarter of 2019, according to Reuters. Trump's campaign, however, is reportedly being boosted by the Republican National Committee, which has also begun building its reelection team.

Warren's expenditures on payroll have led to less spending elsewhere, Reuters noted, adding that she trails both Sanders and Harris in terms of dollars spent on online campaign ads.

The Massachusetts senator has trailed Sanders, Harris and other prominent Democrats including former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Booker takes swipe at Biden criminal justice reform plan Panel: Has Joe Biden been wrong on everything for 40 years? MORE and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration Nashville radio host blocked by employer from airing his interview with Buttigieg MORE in recent polls of early primary states.