Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn defense of share buybacks Democrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo In Washington, the road almost never taken MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday that her presidential campaign has raised more than $5 million since the Democratic primary debate the night before.
Since I stepped on the #DemDebate stage, our grassroots campaign has raised more than $5 million. We’ve not only reached our critical goal of raising $7 million before the Nevada caucuses—we're now raising it to $12 million. I'm so grateful. Keep it up! https://t.co/9kjAWYs2zq— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 20, 2020
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.
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 TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP 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 Sanders Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks Progressives seething over Biden's migrant policies MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi sets Thursday vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill Pressure grows to cut diplomatic red tape for Afghans left behind President Biden is making the world a more dangerous place MORE.