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Warren raised more campaign money than nearly any senator ever at this point in election cycle: report

Greg Nash

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has raised more campaign money than nearly any incumbent senator in recent history, according to Politico.

The senator, who is widely considered a potential 2020 Democratic candidate, reportedly has $12.8 million in campaign cash, beating out other incumbent senators at this time in the election cycle, according to the report. 

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The report comes as Warren prepares to run for a second term in the Senate, however, speculation has swirled that the vocal Trump critic will mount a 2020 presidential bid. 

The senator gained national attention last year after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rebuked her after the Senate voted to prevent her from speaking in protest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s nomination. 

“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” McConnell said.

McConnell’s move created a rallying cry for Warren’s supporters and women online using the hashtag “She persisted.”

Warren has since used the hashtag to protest the Trump administration and galvanize supporters. 

The senator has also used her book, “This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class,” released last April, to travel the U.S. and connect with voters.

Warren is among a wide field of potential 2020 contenders, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

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