Warren hits 1 million campaign donations

Warren hits 1 million campaign donations
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Push for national popular vote movement gets boost from conservatives MORE (D-Mass.) on Friday announced that her presidential campaign had surpassed 1 million donations, making her just the second White House hopeful on the Democratic side to hit the milestone during the 2020 election cycle.

Warren tweeted a video in which she called the person who made the one millionth donation.

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“I’m calling to say a double woo-hoo thank you,” Warren said in her phone call to the donor, identified only as Caitlyn, who said she teaches English as a second language.

“This is how we’re going to do it, Caitlyn," Warren said. "It’s about how we’re going to win in 2020, how we’re going to start making real change come January 2021. And it’s going to be about a movement, and you’re a part of this."

Warren and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. MORE (I-Vt.) are now the only Democratic 2020 candidates to have received 1 million donations, according to The New York Times.

Sanders’s campaign announced that he hit the 1 million donations mark in April, and that he crossed the 2 million threshold earlier this month, the Times reported. He has raised $36.2 million throughout the 2020 presidential campaign cycle, compared to Warren’s $25.2 million.

Warren’s campaign is rejecting donations from PACs and federal lobbyists, and she has sworn off high-dollar fundraisers. She raised just $6 million in the first quarter of 2019, significantly less than other top-tier candidates.

But she raised more than $19 million during the second quarter and was outpaced only by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina MORE (D) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket MORE (D).