On Friday, Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign sent an urgent fundraising email, telling her supporters to donate to her campaign after they had a drop in fourth quarter donations.
In the email, the campaign noted that their donations for quarter four were down by 30%, as they only raised $17 million compared to $24 million from the quarter before.
“So far this quarter, we’ve raised a little over $17 million. That’s a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter,” the email said. Quarter four will wrap up on the 31st of December.
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The drop comes as Warren, once nearly tied with former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democrat primary frontrunner, has seen a steady decline in support, according to state and national polling averages.
The Massachusetts Democrat’s signature proposal, Medicare for All, has received a mixed reception since unveiling it last month. To pay for the eyewatering $20.5 trillion plan, she has floated a wealth tax of 2 percent of every dollar over $50 million of an individuals’ net worth, a rate which would climb to 6 percent for those worth over $1 billion. Earlier this month, Warren softened her chief health care proposal, labeling it as a “choice” and has begun reframing it as a transition plan, which would allow individuals to opt-in to a public option.
While speaking to a crowd in Clinton, Iowa, Warren spoke out about her health care plan.
“We’re going to push through health care that’s available to everyone,” she said during the event. “You don’t have to, but it’s your choice, if you want to come in and get full health care coverage.”
Warren has made many mistakes during her Presidential campaign including attacks on people who would potentially donate to her as well as claiming she is Native American.
The development also comes as Warren ratchets up her attacks on the donor class. She’s accused former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg of attempting to buy the primary and took aim at South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg during the last DNC debate for holding a high-dollar fundraiser in what she described as a “wine cave.”
Despite her refusal to accept donor money for her 2020 bid, the senator held a fundraiser at City Winery Boston in 2018, which included a souvenir wine bottle and “VIP experiences” for donors.
Warren’s hypocritical stance on donors caught the attention of Obama strategist David Axelrod, who called her attack on Buttigieg “an unforced error.”
‘This was the danger in the @ewarren “wine cave” attack on @PeteButtigieg. Her own past fundraising practices were pretty much in line with his, including even some of the same high dollar sponsors. She invited stories like this. Unforced error,” he tweeted last week.
Of course, Warren’s no strange to self-inflicted political harm. She infamously alleged having Native America heritage — an erroneous declaration she’s been accused of leveraging to advance her career — and has had to since apologize several times for doing so.