Elizabeth Warren. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren announced Monday an impressive fundraising haul of $6.9 million, more than double the total raised by Republican Sen. Scott Brown over the same period.
"The incredible enthusiasm we have seen from people across the Commonwealth who are contributing to this campaign shows the strong grassroots momentum behind Elizabeth's fight for middle class families," Warren campaign manager Mindy Myers said in a statement.
The $6.9 million total applies to money raised between January and March 2012—fundraising reports are due to the Federal Election Commission by April 15. Brown announced last week that his campaign raised $3.4 million over the same period.
Brown still reportedly has more money on hand than his challenger, a former consumer advocate and Harvard law professor. Brown's campaign claims he will report $15 million on hand in his first-quarter report. Warren's camp said Monday that's about $4 million more than they can report following expenditures.
The Massachusetts Senate race is one of the most hotly contested races of the 2012 campaign. Warren became a nationally recognized figure after Republicans led a successful effort in Congress last year to prompt President Barack Obama to drop her nomination as head of the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Recent polls show the two candidates locked in a virtual tie.
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