Brown ended 2011 with about $12.8 million in cash on hand. Warren had more than $6 million in the bank. Warren's fundraising figures were first reported by the Boston Globe.
“From all across our commonwealth, people are supporting our campaign and the fight to level the playing field for middle class families,” Warren said in a statement. “With Wall Street lining up against this campaign, already contributing millions and willing to pay any price to try to stop our work, it’s going to take a strong, grassroots effort like this to win.”
The campaign said that the average contribution was $64.
Brown will officially launch his re-election campaign on Jan. 19, the two-year anniversary of his come-from-behind victory over state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D).
Recent polling has shown the Senate race is extremely close. Roll Call rates the contest as a Tossup.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.