Warren reaches 3 million donations milestone

Warren hit the milestone about one week before Sanders did so in 2016

Elizabeth Warren reached 3 million campaign donations this week, becoming the fastest first-time presidential candidate to do so, according to a new report.

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The Massachusetts senator hit the milestone on Thursday, according to Axios, citing sources familiar with the matter, about one week before Bernie Sanders did so during the 2016 election.

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Warren’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

She faces her first real test in less than two weeks, when the Iowa caucuses kick start the Democratic nominating process on Feb. 3. The RealClearPolitics voting averages show Warren in third place both nationally and in Iowa, trailing Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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In the last three months of 2019, Warren’s fundraising dipped to $21.2 million, down from $24.6 million during the third quarter and substantially less than Sanders’ astonishing $34.5 million haul. The cash slowdown coincided with her stumble in national polls, an occurrence that was seemingly tied to the release of her sweeping, $20 trillion Medicare-for-all proposal.

Still, her campaign touted its best fundraising haul start in the 2020 primary cycle at the beginning of January.

“January 2020 has been the best fundraising start to any month of our campaign so far,” Warren’s chief strategist, Joe Rospars, wrote on Twitter.

Biden, Sanders and Warren have not reported their cash-on-hand amounts, and will not be required to do so until Jan. 31.

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