Warren, US Sen. Cantwell to hold joint fundraiser
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren is teaming up with incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell for a joint fundraising event in Cantwell's home state of Washington.
The "Fighting for Main Street" event includes a $1,250-a-plate luncheon at the Columbia Tower Club in Seattle and a $40 per ticket reception at the city's Paramount Theater.
All money raised at the Dec. 9 event will be split between the two Democrats.
The decision to hold a joint fundraiser reflects the growing star power Warren is enjoying among Democrats nationally.
Warren, who is hoping to oust Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, has already pulled in more than $3 million in campaign donations, with more than 70 percent of the donations coming from outside of Massachusetts.
Brown has more than $10 million in his campaign account.