Elizabeth Warren Pulls in $3.15M
In first month, campaign touts 96% small donors
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2011 2:53 PM CDT
Updated Oct 10, 2011 5:50 PM CDT
Supporters of Elizabeth Warren hold signs and watch another demonstrator pass by in Lowell, Mass. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 prior to a debate between six Democratic candidates for the Senate seat held by...   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Elizabeth Warren's nascent campaign to unseat Scott Brown in Massachusetts raised $3.15 million in its first month, potentially setting up what the Boston Globe says could be one of the more expensive and hard-fought Senate races in next year's election. Warren, riding establishment Democrats' support and a video that went viral among progressives, counted 96% of that cash haul as coming from small donations of $100 or less, reports Politico.

Warren is a virtual lock for the Democratic nominee, but will face a formidable opponent in Brown, who reported $9.6 million in his war chest at the end of June. Brown has not reported fundraising totals since; those numbers are due this month.