Skip to comments.(RAT Elizabeth) Warren asks for help to retire debt (an "embarrassment of riches")
Posted on 12/05/2012 4:59:29 PM PST by Libloather
Warren asks for help to retire debt
By Alexandra Jaffe - 12/05/12 03:10 PM ET
Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who defeated Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in one of the most closely-watched and expensive races in the nation, has asked for help to retire her campaign debt.
Warren broke Massachusetts fundraising records with her $42 million haul, but she said in an email to supporters that she incurred some debt because of an "embarrassment of riches," in the form of the unexpected levels of support she says she received.
"When my campaign team planned our final budget, we knew our Get Out the Vote push was going to be BIG. But it was far bigger than anyone ever expected," she writes in the email.
"This extraordinary effort was wonderful and it's how we won, but it created some planning challenges," Warren adds.
Warren said that the high number of volunteers and voters asking for help getting to the polls meant unexpected expenditures in the form of "last-minute coffee and pizza" and vans to drive people to the polls.
It's unclear how much debt Warren will have to pay down, and her campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Warren's not the only candidate looking to pay down their campaign debt; both Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep.-elect Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) have thrown post-election fundraisers to help retire their debt, among others.
Warren, who sources say has landed a coveted spot on the Senate Banking Committee and has already come out as an outspoken proponent of filibuster reform, acknowledged in the email that some supporters may be fatigued from the continued pleas for cash and said that she'd rather be focusing on her job in the Senate.
"I know this was the most expensive Senate race in the country. And I know that we've sent you a bazillion emails asking for money over the past year. I'm sure you expected them to all end once the votes were counted and yes, that's what I thought too. Right now, I'd rather be writing about filibuster reform and banking regulation," she said.
But the request came anyway: "Can you help one more time to finish 2012 strong?"
Heaven help us.
She can’t manage her personal finances, she can’t manage her campaign finances, so naturally Warren is fully qualified to be on the Senate Banking Committee. One would really have to search far and wide to find someone more despicable than Warren. She’ll therefor likely run for POTUS in 2016 and win.
Same old story. A commie lib wanting somebody else to pay her bills.
it’s a go thing we have these economic geniuses working on banking reform and the budgets for us. I hate to say it but it has gotten to the point I’m ashamed of this country.
Obama is still begging for cash in his post election email.
Scrooge that Dreck and all the moronites who voted for her.
Hmmm, that heap big wampum.
Maybe the kind progressives will pay her way, but she better stay off indian reservations for the next 6 years or someone might make a tobacco pouch out of her lying butt.
The RATS don't disincentive their ranks like the Stoopid Party does.
Warren said that the high number of volunteers and voters asking for help getting to the polls meant unexpected expenditures in the form of “last-minute coffee and pizza” and vans to drive people to the polls.
And she wants to be on the Senate Banking Committee? Unexpected bribes and walking money to the locals is probably a little more accurate in describing the unexpected expenditures. But what the heck, I’ll bet you there are enough stupid people in a certain state that will come up with the money.
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