Elizabeth Warren won’t face voters till ’18 but raises $3.3M
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has raised nearly $3.3 million in the past two years even though she won’t face re-election until 2018.
About 93 percent of those campaign contributions came from individual donors. Less than 2 percent came from political action committees.
According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Massachusetts Democrat also spent nearly $1.6 million on operating expenses during the same two-year period. Warren had more than $1.6 million left in her campaign account at the end of 2014.
The former Harvard Law School professor raised more than $42 million during her 2012 campaign to oust then-incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. The race was easily the most expensive political contest in Massachusetts history.
Warren also raised about $2.1 million in the past two years for her political action committee, the PAC for a Level Playing Field.
Warren used the PAC to dole out more than $481,000 in contributions to support Democratic Senate candidates, members of Massachusetts’s all-Democratic congressional delegation and party committees including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and state Democratic parties.
Warren also used the PAC to cover her expenses — including hotel rooms, plane and train tickets and rental cars — as she traveled around the country to campaign on behalf of Democratic candidates in key Senate races during last year’s midterm elections.
She had more than $1 million left in her PAC account at the end of 2014.
The vast majority of the contributions to Warren’s PAC — about 96 percent — also came from individual donors who hail from virtually every state.