The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) announced on Wednesday that it has raised $1 million through grassroots donations for the Massachusetts Senate campaign of consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren.
The announcement by PCCC comes as Warren, a favorite of progressive Democrats, is set to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Wednesday. The group said that the $1 million raised came from 50,000 donors with an average donation of $16.
Warren has been a rock-star fundraiser, mostly thanks to her appeal to liberal and progressive Democrats across the country. She has raised more than $28 million since declaring on Sept. 14, 2011, that she will challenge Republican Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Small donors, like many of those giving through PCCC, have given $12 million to her campaign -- a very high 43 percent of her total.
PCCC was one of the first groups to push for Warren to enter the Senate race in Massachusetts. The group launched a "Draft Warren" campaign in July 2011 and raised $100,000 for her campaign before she ever announced.
Members of the group are holding watch parties across the country tonight to watch Warren's speech, an event that will likely help her raise even more money from grassroots donors.