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Thu December 6, 2012
Warren Faces Campaign Debt
U.S. Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren says despite raising $42 million, her campaign finished in the red and she's asking supporters for a "little more money" to pay off the debt.
Warren, a Democrat who defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown last month, sent a letter to supporters on Wednesday December 5th asking for donations to help pay the campaign's final bills.
She cited higher-than-expected costs for feeding more than 20,000 volunteer workers around the state on Election Day and for renting vans to drive prospective voters to polling places. A campaign official who requested anonymity because final campaign finance reports had yet to be filed pegged the debt at less than $400,000.
The Warren-Brown race was the most expensive political race in Massachusetts history, and apparently the costliest U.S. Senate race in the country this year.