While Mitt Romney’s fundraising capabilities are being touted in glowing, over-the-moon terms, there’s a Democrat who can match him: Senatorial candidate from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. The money breakdown, by Yahoo News, compares the campaigns on an amount-per-voter basis. Romney, running for nationwide office, has raised $.77 per voter; Warren, running for statewide office, has raised $.75 per voter. The kicker is that Romney’s figures include donations to his campaign as well as donations to a joint committee set up between him and the Republican National Committee. Warren’s donations are to her campaign alone; she has raised $8.6 million just since April.
Of course, Warren’s opponent isn’t Mitt Romney. That would be current Republican Senator Scott Brown. Brown’s campaign was immediately critical of Warren for depending on out-of-state donations, even though no data on those figures was released. Warren’s campaign manager, Mindy Myers, did release this very significant information: half of the donations this quarter were for $25 or less, while a whopping 80% were for $50 or less. Seems the little guy is in her corner. Scott Brown has yet to announce his fundraising figures for the second quarter.