It’s not yet a Kamala Harris-style death spiral, but Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have much time left for correction, either. Three months ago, the Massachusetts Senator looked as though she was on the cusp of taking over the Democratic presidential nomination race. With just a month to go before the Iowa caucuses, Warren has dropped to fourth place in fundraising — and below her own high-water mark.
Politico’s Alex Thompson writes that this is a signal that activists might have tired of Warren’s schtick:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign announced Friday that it raised $21.2 million in the fourth quarter — significantly less than progressive rival Sen. Bernie Sanders’ $34.5 million haul over the same time period.
Warren’s fundraising total — less than the $24.6 million she raised in the previous quarter — is the latest sign that the grassroots energy behind her campaign has dimmed in recent months as she faced attacks from rivals and spent several weeks trying to explain her position on Medicare for All.
She also raised slightly less in the fourth quarter than other top rivals former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg ($24.7 million) and former Vice President Joe Biden ($22.7 million), both of whom attended high dollar fundraisers which Warren forswore.