Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in a letter to her supporters on Friday, Dec. 27, urged them to step up donations as her campaign’s fundraising efforts reportedly hit a sharp decline in the fourth quarter.
“So far this quarter, we’ve raised a little over $17 million. That’s a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter” the letter read. “Elizabeth Warren needs your help. Right now. The goal is $20 million for the quarter—that’s how much the campaign needs to keep our plans on track.”
“But if the numbers don’t pick up, we run the risk of having to pull back plans to organize for Elizabeth Warren in all 50 states during the primary. And that plan is central to her path to victory,” it added.
Warren’s campaign raised a $24.6 million haul in the third quarter and the fourth-quarter’s figure represents a drop of about 30 percent, according to the CNBC.
Elizabeth Warren also has seen a dip in the polls in recent weeks, trailing at a distant third place behind Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). She is losing ground to South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as well.
Elizabeth Warren made a headline-grabbing moment at the most recent Democratic debate when she went after Buttigieg for holding a private donor event at a California “wine cave.”
“Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States,” she said during the debate.
Buttigieg hit back by saying he was the only candidate on the stage who was neither a millionaire nor a billionaire, telling Warren, “This is the problem with issuing purity tests you cannot yourself pass.”
Warren’s attack strategy to Buttigieg had somewhat backfired on her, as critics later seized on a re-election fundraising event she held at a winery in Boston more than a year ago—though her campaign declined the comparison.