Progressives are patting themselves on the back for getting on the Elizabeth Warren bandwagon even before she did.
That's because a year ago, when Warren's campaign was still not much more than a gleam in Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) eye, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee launched the "Draft Warren" movement.
Democrats probably would have gotten Warren up and running against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) anyway, but the the PCCC folks are crowing that they've helped close the massive fundraising lead Brown had, from about $10 million a year ago to $2 million in the latest campaign reports. (Warren had $13.5 million to Brown's $15.5 million.)
"We donated over $800,000 to Warren's campaign -- average donation: $17!," the PCCC team said in an email Thursday. "We threw house parties for her across Massachusetts. And The Nation magazine named Draft Warren 'Best Campaign of 2011.' "
And of course, they're looking to raise more.
"On this anniversary, can you help Elizabeth Warren continue her momentum and continue inspiring a nation?" the email says.