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Warren says she has raised more than $5M since Vegas debate

Warren says she has raised more than $5M since Vegas debate
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenJustice Department charges Google with illegally maintaining search monopoly Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday that her presidential campaign has raised more than $5 million since the Democratic primary debate the night before. 

The seven-figure haul is the latest sign that Warren's performance in the Wednesday debate in Las Vegas might have been a boon for her campaign, which has scrambled in recent weeks to recover from lackluster finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

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During the debate, Warren received several rounds of applause for her attacks against Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor who has soared in recent polls amid heavy ad spending.

“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women 'fat broads' and 'horse-faced lesbians,'” Warren said at one point during the debate. “And no, I’m not talking about Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”

The debate marked an attempt from the Massachusetts senator to reassert herself at a time when her support in polls has largely collapsed.

In the first two nominating contests of the Democratic primary race, Warren has failed to meet expectations, placing third in Iowa and fourth in New Hampshire, raising questions about her ability to compete. 

Just how effective Wednesday night’s debate is in turning around Warren’s political fortunes remains to be seen.

Nevada holds its Democratic caucuses on Saturday, and while polling in the contest is sparse, most recent surveys show her running in third place behind Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE