Just how much money Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren will raise by midnight tonight in her bid to take on Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) remains unclear. But this much is known: She'll be getting a lot of help from progressive organizations.
MoveOn.org announced today that its political action committee had raised at least $345,000 for Warren as of Friday afternoon, all of which will be bundled to Warren's campaign account.
And on Thursday, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced they had raised more than $375,000 for Warren, which will be bundled to her campaign as well.
Brown had raised more than $6.7 million this cycle through the end of June, which he ended with a whopping $9.6 million in cash on hand.
Though Warren, a former member of the Obama administration who helped create the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, has only been in the race since Sept. 14, her fundraising haul will be seen as a key metric of the strength of her support.
Already, the Brown camp has worked to set expectations.
"We expect Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren to have raised millions of dollars from progressive activists when the quarterly reporting period ends September 30," Brown Campaign Manager Jim Barnett wrote to supporters earlier this week.
In an email to her supporters asking for last minute donations, Warren appealed to those on her email list to make a donation "before tonight's midnight deadline, and add your voice to this campaign. It's going to take big grass-roots support to stand up to the big corporate interests."
"If we show our grass-roots strength with this first public financial report, I know we'll have great things ahead of us," Warren wrote.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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.