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 WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in 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 TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points 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 SandersExpanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support The battle of two Cubas Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Rep. Ro Khanna MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points Biden: 'We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us' MORE